Labor Day Run 5K, 10k, & Half Marathon

Saturday, September 2, 2023 Phoenix, AZ

Labor Day Run 5K, 10k, & Half Marathon course in Phoenix, AZ

Running in tandem with the Coffee Lovers Run and operated by the same event host, the Labor Day Run offers a 5k, 10k, and half marathon course option, and is an event put off to celebrate the spirit of blood, sweat, and tears by those who’ve helped build this Country to what it is. 

Taking all participants through a beautiful running route along Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, an oasis of parts in Scottsdale traversing an 11-mile stretch of running paths, a scenic golf course, and everything else that can be found in the heart of Scottsdale! 

With the weather in Arizona boasting the capacity to heat up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in September, runners are all but guaranteed a gorgeous day for the event.

Start times are operated in generous waves of 8-15 participants. Because this race is casual and private in nature, times are kept manually by event coordinators, and food and snacks are provided throughout on an as-needed basis.

Notably, this race is all about the celebration of laborours and the promotion of good health; it is NOT competitive like other half marathon events you may have participated in.

As for the event, it’s a small private community race so cut-offs are generous, start times are rolling, with each start time capped at 15 runners, and for those who can’t make it in person, a virtual option is available for you to participate! 

Race Weather & Climate

Phoenix, Arizona, is located centrally in the state, serving as its capital and largest city. It’s near the Arizona-Mexico border to the south and the nearest major city is Tucson, approximately 115 miles to the southeast.

In early September, Phoenix, Arizona experiences a desert climate characterized by hot and dry conditions. During September, the average high temperature in Phoenix typically reaches around 100°F (38°C), while the average low temperature drops to approximately 75°F (24°C) in Fahrenheit.

September is one of the drier months in Phoenix, with an average rainfall of only about 0.7 inches (1.8 cm). The city’s desert climate means that it receives very little precipitation throughout the year, and September is no exception

On race day (September 2), the average low is 81ºF and the average high is 97ºF.

Labor Day Run Course Map

See the race route map for the Labor Day Run course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM (PDT).


To reserve your spot in the 2023 Labor Day Run, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

There is a $42.00 + $3.52 SignUp Fee fee for the Virtual Run Registration.

Labor Day Run Race Website

Labor Day Run Website

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