Phoenix Marathon & Half Marathon, 10K & Free Kids 1K Fun Run

Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017


The Phoenix Marathon offers a fast full marathon course with an easy downhill first half followed by a flat second half, all at relatively low elevation. The marathon takes place somewhat early in the year (late February or early March) and typically has good weather. It has sold out in previous years and generally gets good reviews for its organization. While it's named the Phoenix Marathon, most of the course is actually in Mesa, AZ, which is just east of Phoenix Arizona.

Marathon

Number of finishers (2015 results): 1900

Elevation
gain, net: -881
         
Altitude
lowest: 1201
highest: 2082
average: 1500

Half Marathon

Number of finishers (2015 results): 3657

Elevation
gain, net: -200
         
Altitude
lowest: 1200
highest: 1400
average: 1250

10k

Number of finishers (2015 results): 1381

Altitude
average: 1250

Kids 1k


Altitude
average: 1200

Race Reports for Phoenix Marathon


Phoenix Marathon Recap - Mar 2, 2015

I would highly recommend running this race if not just for the relatively fast times you can run but for the overall excellent race organization. Hands down, this is my favorite Arizona marathon. Great volunteers, excellent aid stations, finely-tuned and of no surprise to be gaining more and more runners each year. Sincere kudos to those at the Phoenix (hopefully soon, Mesa) Marathon.

Other Marathons in Arizona

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Apr 4, 2015, SatStartLine Racing Going the Distance MarathonPeoria
Sep 19, 2015, SatFlagstaff MarathonFlagstaffM: 53 HM: 165M: 6 HM: 6
Jan 30, 2016, SatArizona Road Racers Desert Classic MarathonPhoenixM: 49 HM: 172
Jan 30, 2016, SatYuma Territorial MarathonSomertonM: 52 HM: 297
Mar 8, 2016, TueSP Crater MarathonFlagstaff
Oct 22, 2016, SatPetrified Forest MarathonHolbrookM: 150M: -276
Oct 30, 2016, SunThe Wicked MarathonPeoriaM: 43 HM: 131
Nov 19, 2016, SatGilbert MarathonGilbert HM: 666
Dec 10, 2016, SatBuckeye MarathonBuckeyeM: 137 HM: 248
Dec 10, 2016, SatHolualoa Tucson MarathonOracleM: 669 HM: 977
Dec 10, 2016, SatThe Buckeye MarathonBuckeyeM: 137 HM: 248
Feb 4, 2017, SatThe Sedona MarathonSedonaM: 181 HM: 1259M: 0 HM: 0
Feb 19, 2017, SunLost Dutchman MarathonApache JunctionM: 324 HM: 832M: 0 HM: 0
Feb 19, 2017, SunArizona MarathonGoodyearM: 273 HM: 866
Apr 8, 2017, SatBrian Mickelsen Memorial MarathonCottonwoodM: 44
May 6, 2017, SatPrescott YMCA Whiskey Row MarathonPrescottM: 132 HM: 434

Other Marathons in Within ~1 Week of Phoenix Marathon

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Feb 18, 2017, SatWoolley MarathonSedro-Woolley, WashingtonM: 55 HM: 129
Feb 18, 2017, SatRed Rock Canyon MarathonLas Vegas, NevadaM: 104 HM: 280
Feb 19, 2017, SunEl Paso MarathonEl Paso, Texas
Feb 19, 2017, SunAustin MarathonAustin, TexasM: 3147 HM: 8856
Feb 19, 2017, SunFort Lauderdale A1A MarathonFt. Lauderdale, FloridaM: 805 HM: 4235
Feb 19, 2017, SunArizona MarathonGoodyear, ArizonaM: 273 HM: 866
Feb 19, 2017, SunLost Dutchman MarathonApache Junction, ArizonaM: 324 HM: 832M: 0 HM: 0
Feb 25, 2017, SatEllerbe MarathonEllerbe, North CarolinaM: 73
Feb 25, 2017, SatCummins Falls MarathonCookeville, TennesseeM: 24 HM: 34
Feb 26, 2017, SunShelby Forest Loop MarathonMillington, TennesseeM: 20 HM: 22M: 0 HM: 0
Feb 26, 2017, SunFive Points of Life MarathonGainesville, FloridaM: 140 HM: 669
Feb 26, 2017, SunCowtown MarathonFort Worth, TexasM: 1263 HM: 6355M: 0 HM: 0
Feb 26, 2017, SunPost Oak Lodge Trail MarathonTulsa, OklahomaM: 61 HM: 55
Mar 4, 2017, SatUmstead Trail MarathonRaleigh, North CarolinaM: 173
Mar 4, 2017, SatMyrtle Beach MarathonMyrtle Beach, South CarolinaM: 1421M: 0
Mar 4, 2017, SatMountain MarathonOlympia, WashingtonM: 76 HM: 249
Mar 4, 2017, SatGusher MarathonBeaumont, TexasM: 77 HM: 577
Mar 4, 2017, SatRun Hard Columbia MarathonColumbia, South CarolinaM: 288 HM: 545
Mar 4, 2017, SatThe Woodlands MarathonThe Woodlands, TexasM: 531 HM: 1486M: 0 HM: 0
Mar 4, 2017, SatGreenway Trail MarathonGaithersburg, MarylandM: 131M: 0
This race IS a Boston Marathon Qualifier
Distances at this Race

Marathon
Half Marathon
10k
Kids Run

Contact info for Phoenix Marathon
Link to marathon website

Jamie
3850 E Baseline Rd #106
Mesa, Arizona 85206
info@phxmarathon.com
480-215-7859