On June 28 2013, a cloud to ground lightning sparked what would become the deadliest wildfire on record in Arizona. The fire claimed more than 8,000 acres and 127 structures in Yarnell, while taking the lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighter crew. The Yarnell Memorial Run was established in 2014 in memory of the 19 and in honor of their families.
Yarnell is located 25 miles north of Wickenburg on State Highway 89, and is nestled between Antelope Peak and the Weaver Mountains. The area is known as Yarnell Hill, boasting an elevation of 4,800 feet. It is surrounded by state forest. Visitors are greeted by Yarnell's appropriate slogan, "Where the Desert Breeze Meets the Mountain Air". This mountain air is crisp and clean; views are unrestricted on Yarnell Hill, where you can see 10 miles or more!
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!
Custom Event T-Shirt
Custom Event Finisher's Medal
Overall awards will be given out for the 5K distance only. Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female.
Age group awards (first, second, and third place) will be given for the 19K and 10K.
Age Groups: 15-19, 20-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51 & over.
Average Race Temperatures: 51º Low and 85º Highs
Race Day Check-in / Registration will be from 6:00 to 7:00am and will take place at the registration tables at the race site.
All athletes must present their Photo ID at time of pick-up.
Athletes that did not register online (registered either in person, by mail, or by phone) must also present their signed ATHLETE'S RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT.
Is your company or organization looking to get involved in an amazing cause while bringing in great exposure? Consider sponsoring our event! Many different levels to fit every budget or need.
More information on different sponsorship levels and how to get involved check out our Sponsorship Opportunities here!
June 3 6:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
June 3 7:15 AM - 19K Run Begins
June 3 7:30 AM - 10K Run Begins
June 3 7:45 AM - 5K Run Begins
June 3 7:50 AM - Fun Run/Walk Begins