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2024 Desert Classic Half Marathon & 5K

Sat January 27, 2024 Surprise, AZ 85374 US Directions


Half Marathon

7:30AM MST - 11:00AM MST
Open to ages 18+.


8:15AM MST - 9:30AM MST

Half Marathon Youth

7:30AM MST - 11:00AM MST
Open to ages 14+.

5K Youth

8:15AM MST - 9:30AM MST
Open to ages 17 and under.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Riverboat Village
18300 W. Bell Road
Surprise, AZ US 85374


The Desert Classic is an Arizona original. Join the tradition this year on Saturday Jan. 27th for your choice of a half marathon or 5K race starting and finishing at Riverboat Village, 18300 W. Bell Road in Surprise.

Cost is $50 for the half marathon ($45 for ARR members), and $30 for the 5K ($25 for ARR members). Your ARR member discount will show on your total during checkout. Prices goes up after January 1st, to $60 for the half marathon and $35 for the 5K. 

Choose from a half marathon or 5K. Both courses are professionally marked and chip timed.  Please note: Half marathoners must be 14 years or older on race day. The half marathon is a USATF certified course AZ22005JOE.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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