This race starts and finishes at the South Mountain Activity Center in Phoenix. Take Central Avenue two miles south of Baseline Road to the park.
Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. The 20K begins at 6:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:10 a.m. Please plan to arrive early! Park Rangers will be checking each vehicle before entering the park. This can cause a backup in traffic, especially nearing gun time.
South Mountain Park requires all runners to be off the road by 10:00 a.m. Thus runners in the 20K must be able to maintain at least a 17 minute-per-mile pace. If you cannot maintain this pace for the 20K race, please choose a shorter distance.
Both the 20K and 5K are USATF certified courses. The courses are on roads only (no trails).
Runners can pick up their bibs and visors on race day starting at 5:30 a.m.
Awards will be presented to the first 3 finishers overall (male and female, no double dipping) and to the top 3 finishers in the following age groups (male/female): 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.
Race visors are only guaranteed to runners who pre-register and pick up their visor before gun time. Remaining visors will be available to race day registrants and available for purchase after the gun goes off.