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 add a little fun to the process, JW Marriott Camelback Inn is holding a weekly raffle, giving away pairs of tickets to the Arizona Runners Hall of Fame dinner which they are hosting on Friday, November 2. This new raffle starts Friday, July 13, 2018 and will continue for four consecutive weeks. All online entrants are automatically entered so the earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win. Enter today to improve your chances of winning tickets for this great evening of food and Arizona running lore. (For additional information, click AZ Runners HOF tab above) Winners will be notified by email.