_ The 2020 Buckeye Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Obstacle Course:
Join us for the 6th Annual Buckeye Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K, and Obstacle Course.
Known for its downhill and fast course
(marathoners will drop over 530 feet in elevation from the start to finish),
the marathon route starts in the community of Sun City Festival before
making its way around the beautiful White Tank Mountains and ending at the
runway of the Buckeye Municipal Airport.
Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K runners will start and finish at the airport, with views of the
White Tank Mountains on the outgoing section of the out-and-back courses.
The 6th Annual Buckeye Marathon / Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Obstacle Course will take place on January 4, 2020.
All distances will end at the Buckeye Municipal Airport. The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Obstacle Course will also begin at the airport,
with the Marathon course starting at Sun City Festival Baseball Complex in the Sun City Festival community
(Marathoners:please park at the Baseball Complex at Sun City Festival - transportation will be provided from the finish line to the start line for marathon participants after the race).
This event will be run on a USATF Certified Course and serves as a Boston/National Qualifier.
All events will be chip timed. The marathon course will be a closure time of 6 hours, requiring a minimum pace time of 13:45/mile.
Proceeds will benefit the City of Buckeye Youth Scholarship Fund, giving kids the opportunity to participate in recreational activities throughout the city.
The 6th Annual City of Buckeye Marathon will be here before you know it!! If you have not already committed to something else, we would love to provide you the opportunity to be a sponsor or vendor at the event.
Interested? Please complete our Vendor Application.
For further information about the race please visit us at www.buckeyemarathon.com.
One important change, you can no longer provide credit card information on the application. To pay by credit card you must contact me over the phone.
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.
Event details and schedule
Custom Event Medal for all participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events.
Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants
Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K distances only. Our age groups are the following:
8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over
Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
Event managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.
Entry Into Post Race Festival.
Marathon Parking and Shuttles
Bag check will be available for MARATHON PARTICIPANTS ONLY.
On Race Day there will be alternate directions to the Buckeye Municipal Airport due to road closures for the race route. Please use the following direction to the event area at the airport:As these races will start and end at the Airport, no bag check will be available.
Strollers are welcome
Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, January 3rd from 3-8pm at the Holiday Inn Express Phoenix West - Buckeye (map)Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be available beginning at 7:00am at both Start Line areas.
The Holiday Inn is located at 445 S Watson Road, Buckeye, Arizona 85326
Become a Buckeye Marathon Volunteer
The City of Buckeye is seeking volunteers to help with the 6th Annual Buckeye Marathon. Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas, which include manning water stations and distributing medals.
This is a great way to get involved with the community and cheer on runners from all over. Other benefits of volunteering include meeting new people, receiving volunteer credit hours, and being compensated with a commemorative shirt and lunch.
Volunteer opportunities are open for groups or individuals. All ages welcome. Shifts start between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Adam Melle at (623) 349-6350 or [email protected].
Join us at the Buckeye Marathon for an Obstacle course sponsored by CrossFIT Fury. This one-mile family-friendly course will test your agility and strength as you weave through the tire field, crawl through storm pipes, and weave through the spider web obstacle. Multiple obstacles will be onsite to accommodate varying abilities. All participants will receive an event shirt.
The obstacle course will be open from 9:00am to 12:00pm for you and your family to run!!
Water and Gatorade will be located approximately every two miles of the marathon course through Mile 20 and at every mile there after; for the half marathon and 5K courses, water stations will be available at every mile.
GU Energy Gels will be available during the marathon at miles 8, 16, and 22. For the half marathon gels will be available at mile 8.5.
Restrooms will be located approximately every two miles along the course.
January 3 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Holiday Inn Express from 3-8pm
January 4 7:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
January 4 8:00 AM - Marathon Begins (at Sun City Festival Baseball Fields)
January 4 9:00 AM - Half Marathon Begins
January 4 9:15 AM - 10K Begins
January 4 9:30 AM - 5K Begins
January 4 10:45 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)
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