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The 2016 IMS Arizona Marathon
Marathon, Half Marathon
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Running-Marathon - Individual Age group/open
Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open
Running-Marathon Relay - Group-registration team Age group/open
About This Activity
RUN, JOG, OR WALK with us through the Arizona Desert Landscape. Our route is a partnership with the following cities in the Phoenix area Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchifled Park, Surprise, El Mirage, Glendale, Peoria and the Exciting news! We have joined forces with Fighter Country Partnership in support of the families of Luke Air Force Base. We are excited to announce that our marathon, half, and relay will all have separate start lines, converge on Luke Air Force base, and then race down Glendale Avenue together to the Westgate Entertainment District finish line! Also, all of our start lines have indoor waiting areas including indoor restrooms!
We do not boast that we are the prettiest race in the valley but according to our participants we have great tech shirts, great finisher medals and unbelievably low registration prices!! Our courses are USATF certified, they are flat and fast where many participants set PRs on this Boston qualifying course. So come out an join us on a course that fluctuates from gorgeous, to just OK and back to gorgeous because our finish line cannot be beat at the Westgate Entertainment District, home of the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals.
Event details and schedule
The Marathon and Marathon Relay Starts at Verrado Community Center in Buckeye where runners can wait in heated comfort! The courses progresses on to Pebble Creek, City of Avondale, Litchfield Park and as runners exit Luke AFB they join the half marathon group. The finish line is picture perfect with Bellagio style water feature's and Cheering Crowds.
The Half Marathon starts at the Heritage Club located in Marley Park. In this beautiful Surprise Community runners will be able to wait in the heated comfort of the Heritage Club. The marathon, half, relay will meet up with the full marathon on Luke AFB! Then all runnners will focus on the Universtiy of Phoenix Stadium, Home of two Super Bowls and the Arizona Coyotes as they travel East on Glendale. The finish line is picture perfect at Westgate Entertainment District.
The Fun Run is stroller and dog friendly. This non-competitve event is fun for all!
Parking for all races is at the Finish Line. Marathon, Half and Relay participants will be shuttled to the start area.
6751 Sunset Westgate
NO start line parking drop off area only
The finish line at Westgate Center will be a picture perfect finish with family, friends, bands, and a Bellagio style water feature guiding the runners to the finish line to receive finisher medals from the mayors and other community leaders from different Arizona cities. The festivities begin at 9:00 am and are in a finish-line setting like no other! Congratulations Racers!
Marathon - Relay - Half
Course closes at 1 pm.
We are a green event and ask you to Please bring your own bag to check.
Typical weather in the West Valley – high: 72, low: 41, so be sure to dress appropriately.
Medals: Medals will be given to all Marathon, Half Marathon, and each Relay team member.
NO age group award medals.
Prize Money: Prize Money will be given to the OVERALL top male and female finishers: