Arizona > Arizona Half Marathon & 5K
Goodyear, AZ • Saturday, October 6, 2012 • Course Map
Not content to rest on its laurels and wait for the new year, the Arizona Half Marathon stages its second running within the same year in October 2012, after its inaugural running in February saw nearly 350 runners and walkers cross the finish line in both the half maraton and the 5K races combined.
Organizers have added a second half marathon course for the fall race, so that runners can choose between the road course or the trail course, both of which follow out-and-back courses that start and finish at the same place -- in front of the Starpointe Residence Club on Elliot Road. From there, the road half marathon heads immediately south along Estrella Parkway, while the trail half marathon heads west toward the lake, taking runners along the trails that wind between the neighborhoods here in the Estrella Mountain Ranch area.
Each race has its own starting time -- the trail half marathon begins at 7:00 AM, followed by the road half marathon at 7:15 Am and the 5K run/walk at 7:30 AM. There's also a one-mile race for kids that starts at 10:00 AM, after most of the half marathoners have finished their race. (Those running the half will have 4 hours to complete the course in order to be counted as an official finisher.)
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central southern Arizona, about 17 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Goodyear typically sees October temperatures that average between 90°F and 55°F, while precipitation amounts average less than 3/4 of an inch for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 6), the average high is 94°F and the average low is 59°F.
View the race route map for the Arizona Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon, if registered by March 7, 2012
$50 between March 8 - May 7
$60 between May 8 - August 8
$65 between Aug. 9 - October 3
$75 on Oct. 4 and after
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2012 running of Goodyear's Arizona road or trail Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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