Welcome to Number 43. This is the race that started it all, bringing the City of Phoenix to its feet back in 1976. Founded by Dr. Art Mollen, his vision brought our growing, vibrant city together with a sport still in its infancy. It set the charge used to ignite the running boom in Arizona. Over the years, the race has hosted Olympic Gold medalists, American record holders and more first time race participants than any other event in the southwestern United States. It's not just Arizona's original road race. It's not just a great party. It is Phoenix at its finest!
To encourage early entry and to add a little fun to the process, New Balance and Runner's Den are holding weekly raffles to give away a pair of New Balance 860 training shoes. The raffles start April 20, 2018 and will continue for eight consecutive weeks. All online entrants are eligible so the earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win. Winners will be notified by email. Enter today to improve your chances of winning a pair of great New Balance shoes.