High Mountain Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k

Saturday, August 3, 2024 • Lakeside, AZ

Forest in Lakeside, AZ

Hosted to support art, clubs, and sports in the White Mountains, the High Mountain Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k is a popular race amongst recreational and competitive runners of all ages, and the perfect race for those in need of reprieve from the summer heat. 

Surrounded by emphatic cedar trees and pine trees, this unique half marathon destination provides runners with spectacular views of the White Mountains while also offering a taste of the lakeside toward the end; It’s one of the most scenic mountain resort towns in the southwest of Arizona! 

A point-to-point race course, this race, beginning at 1200 W White Mountain Blvd., will take runners down Porter Mountain via Elmer’s Way before reaching Pinetop/Lakeside. Once reached, it’s off to the finish line at the Blue Ridge High School track. 

With a small elevation gain of just under 400 feet, this race is challenging yet approachable for all fitness levels. It’s important to note, however, that the altitude alone may result in an extra challenging race, sitting at 7000-8000 feet for its entirety. 

With a time limit of four (4) hours, this race is a walker-friendly event; though you might need to power walk to make the cut-off! To be prepared before the race, the following are both the cut-off checkpoints and aid station mileage:

Mile 2 (must reach by 6:36 am), 4(must reach by 7:13 am), 6(must reach by 7:49 am), 8(must reach by 8:26 am), 10(must reach by 9:06 am), 12(must reach by 9:39 am). Notably, the race begins at 6:00 am sharp!  

Race Weather & Climate

Lakeside, Arizona, is situated in the eastern part of the state, amidst the beautiful White Mountains. The nearest major city is Show Low, approximately 10 miles to the southeast, making Lakeside a serene mountain community with easy access to essential amenities.

In early August, Lakeside enjoys the warmth of summer. Daytime temperatures reach an average high of around 80°F (27°C), with nighttime lows of about 52°F (11°C). Precipitation remains relatively low, making it a great time for outdoor activities.

On race day (August 3), the average low is 58ºF and the average high is 73ºF.

High Mountain Half Marathon Race Results

High Mountain Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k Course Map

Starting Time

  • The half marathon start time is 6:00 AM MST.
  • The time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours.
  • The 10K start time is 6:30 AM MST.
  • The 5K start time is 7:00 AM MST.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 High Mountain Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $60.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $40.00 fee for the 10K.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for the 5K.

High Mountain Half Marathon Race Website

High Mountain Half Marathon Website

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