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5K, 10K and Half Marathon | Sunday, November 14, 2021

46th Annual | 2021

Half Marathon Race Information

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The Half Marathon (13.1 miles) is a flat, fast loop. There will be split times each mile with (7) aid stations appropriately placed. All participants will receive a finishing time, age-group and over-all placing in addition to a custom made finishers medal.

Start Time


7:00AM – Sunday November 14, 2021

Registration and Packet Pick Up:

Opens 6:00AM – Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Course Map

Race Location

Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix Arizona

1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Parking entrance located off 18th Avenue and Jefferson.

This year, the half marathon course is two laps. The second lap will continue as the first lap, except that the second lap dips down on 16th Avenue where it is noted on the graphic as “LAP” from Washington down on to Jefferson. The course continues east on Jefferson and rejoins the course at 17th Avenue and Jefferson. This difference is circled and noted on the map above.

Packet Pickup


Pick-up your packet early to save time on race day.


Fri., November 12, 10am – 6pm

Sat., November 13, 10am – 5pm


Runner’s Den

6505 North 16th St.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Race day Packet pickup

On site packet pick up opens at 6am.
(Look for packet pick up sign near registration.)

Race day Map






Tech Tee

Food And


Live Athlete



Where is the Main Staging Area?
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Downtown Phoenix, ​on Washington St, between Central Ave & 3rd Ave.
Where is Race Day Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration?
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Downtown Phoenix, ​on Washington St, between Central Ave & 3rd Ave.
Can someone else pick up my packet at early pick-up?
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How do I change Races?
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Go to the "Solutions" table located at Registration.
Is there early packet pick-up?
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Yes, at Runner's Den, Friday and Saturday, November 6/7
Are baby strollers allowed?
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Yes, but strollers are asked to line up at the back of the field.
Are dogs allowed?
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How long are the courses open?
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The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon courses all close at 11:00am
What fluids and gels will be used of the half marathon course?
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Gatorade and GU gel
Are the courses USAT&F certified?
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The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon courses are all certified.
How are the t'shirts sized?
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The shirt are unisex sizing, XS - XXL
Are there Pace leaders for the Half Marathon
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Join one of our 1/2 marathon pace groups and make some friends while running your goal time of 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30. 2:40, 2:50 or 3:00. Pacers provided by the Runner's Den.
Bib numbers on front or back?
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Front please so video cameras can record them.
What happens if it rains?
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The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of dangerous conditions, the event start times will be delayed.
Is there a gear drop available to check bags?
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Yes, you can check a bag in Caesar Chavez Park, adjacent to the finish line at 3rd Ave between Washington and Jefferson
How do I join a Pace group for the Half Marathon?
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Simply go to the starting line on Jefferson and look for the signs designating finish times of 1:30-3:00. Introduce yourself to the leader and join the group.
Will participant photos be available following the event?
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Action Media will again be providing photos from the races. You will be sent a message directly when they are available for viewing and purchase.