Phoenix Marathon

Join us on 02/24/2024

(race date estimated)

Phoenix Marathon Race Description

The Phoenix marathon has a beautiful race course that begins below the large white Phoenix sign painted on the Usery Mountain. Marathon runners will experience nearly 1000 feet of net elevation loss in this fast Boston Qualifier. One of the goals of The Phoenix Marathon is to provide its runners with the best possible finish experience. The Phoenix Marathon achieves this by offering a wide variety of fruits, drinks (including Muscle Milk, Gatorade Endurance, and ice cold Pepsi products), quick energy snacks, breads and much more! Join us this year for an experience you won't forget.


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    Phoenix Marathon Where & When

  • Location: Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Race Date: 2018/02/24 06:30:00 AM (Saturday)

Phoenix Marathon Reviews

4.8 - 16 reviews

Review Phoenix Marathon

Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
My first half marathon

This was a very well run half marathon. The fireworks at the starting line were a fun surprize. This was my first time running a half marathon in Phoenix, so I expected it to be hot and dry. To my surprise we had a fair bit of rain at the start, and the air smelled so clean. The race has one of the best finishes anywhere, and the volunteers were amazing. This was a fun experience that is well worth doing again.

most helpful race review Raquel O. 2/2 found this review helpful.

5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2014 Race Review
Review On:2015-02-13 13:59:05
My first half marathon

This was a very well run half marathon. The fireworks at the starting line were a fun surprize. This was my first time running a half marathon in Phoenix, so I expected it to be hot and dry. To my surprise we had a fair bit of rain at the start, and the air smelled so clean. The race has one of the best finishes anywhere, and the volunteers were amazing. This was a fun experience that is well worth doing again.

verified participant race review Raquel O. has attended 1 times
2/2 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:2015-03-02 07:37:58
The Phoenix Marathon

Perfect choice for a first marathon or for any runner wanting to qualify for Boston or earn a PB. The location and course were awesome. The first half displayed our famous desert scenery in all its splendor. During the 2nd half folks were out on their balconies cheering us on along with all the cheerers along the course. So many people came out to ring the cowbells and motivate the runners! Losing elevation was a definite plus and it's the best time of year here for running weather.

verified participant race review Suzanne I. has attended 1 times
1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:2015-04-02 09:12:30
Fast fun marathon

Love the first half of the course through the mountains at sunrise. The wind got to me in the second half, but still managed to qualify for Boston! I'll be back next year for another great run.

verified participant race review Blake B. has attended 3 times
1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-02-29 04:06:07
2016 Phoenix Marathon

Overall, a great race. Incredible support from local organizations, and tons of folks come out. The marathon course gets a little quiet sometimes, but the aid stations every other mile make up for it! My only complaint is about the full marathon pace team this year who were way too early and way too fast out of the gate. Hopefully better expectations will be set for the pace team in the future, but otherwise, I'll be back for sure to work on my copper star!

verified participant race review Megan J. has attended 1 times
1/2 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2014 Race Review
Review On:2015-03-06 22:10:06
Great for the 1st timer or the experienced!

Everything went very smooth, staff was fantastic and always very helpful. Course is great and starts on an easy downhill section great for warming up. Highly recommend this one!!

verified participant race review Aaron F. has attended 0 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
3.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 3.5/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:2015-03-08 13:19:34
25 minutes short to Boston

man! the atmosphere and receiving a strong energy from surrounding nature boost my confidence level so high that I started a little bit too fast and hit the wall at 20mi. recollecting was positively sure I did everything right by the book training, resting diet, and intake preparation. I'm Native American just turned 54 back in January and running my fifth marathon, really wanted to qualify in in this age group, not to wait for the next group next year, just because I know can.

verified participant race review Thomas Edison Y. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:2015-04-02 10:22:12
Love this race!

The Phoenix Marathon is by far one of, if not the best managed race I have ever run. Everything was well organized, the shirts are by far the best (no sponsors on back & women got tank tops this year!) The expo & the finish line area was amazing. Course was a good, mostly downhill run. Not the most scenic, but definitely a fast course. Will be running the next 5 years for the Phoenix 5.

Julie S. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:2015-04-02 12:02:19
Runnerchick78

This was my first marathon and I keep coming back for more! Love the course and the people who volunteer to help!!!

verified participant race review Shauna C. has attended 2 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
4.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2015 Race Review
Review On:2015-04-23 04:55:10
Phoenix Marathon Porta Potties

I really enjoyed the race. The course was well laid out. The weather was great on race day. The only fix for next year is the number of porta potties at the start. Many of us were barely getting to the start as the race started and there were still people waiting for that last stop at the porta potties.

verified participant race review Aaron Y. has attended 1 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-02-28 01:52:12
10K Race

Had fun at the race

verified participant race review Sylvia N. has attended 1 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-02-28 16:16:58
Loved this race!!!

This was my first half marathon and it was a fantastic experience from start to finish. I love love love that this race is on Saturday! I’m still sore but already signed up for next year! Such a great experience. Thank you to all involved, the organization was amazing.

verified participant race review Correen W. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-02-29 06:18:13
Full marathon

Liked the course, loved the 630 start!!

verified participant race review Christina O. has attended 1 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-02-29 08:14:13
Loved it!

This was not only my first time running the Phoenix half, which I am already signed up for 2017 to do the whole series;) but this was my first trip to AZ. It was very well organized and I'm glad we stayed at the Sheraton which was the site for the expo. My only wish is the the half medal was advertised, too. I thought it was the same as the full. But I understand the need to differentiate;) either way it was incredible and my girlfriend and I can't wait to come back to run it again!!!!

verified participant race review William W. has attended 1 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-03-01 04:23:11
Great Race/Great Course

This is a great course for marathon runners and for qualifying for Boston. I will run this course until I qualify! The course is well supported with water and gels and very easy course to know where to go.

verified participant race review Jon R. has attended 2 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2016 Race Review
Review On:2016-06-24 02:00:22
Great Race

Decided to jump all-in on my first Ever race and do a marathon. This course lived up to my expectations and the organization was great. Signed up for 2017!

verified participant race review Todd M. has attended 0 times
0/1 found this review helpful.

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Mesa, AZ Weather

Phoenix Marathon weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of February 24th, Mesa, AZ can expect temperatures between 28℉ and 46℉ with humidity around 76% and precipitation of 0.12".
    Last year the weather condition was Thundery outbreaks possible.
  • Mesa, AZ current weather
  • Clear 99.7℉ Clear

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