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!
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!
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!
- Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants with the names of all 19 hot shots.
- Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants
- Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups in the 19K, 10K and 5K distances (Race Day Participants only). Our age groups are the following:
- Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
- Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
Of course we want you to participate in the Yarnell Memorial Run event locally but we know things come up. So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get the medal and the shirt then you still can! Here is your way to take part in this event no matter where you are! And of course, all prices include shipping! Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.
Please note that all items will be shipped following the event on June 2nd.
Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Day Check In starts at 6am
Strollers are welcome but please note the course is a mix of dirt and pavement.
Leashed pet friendly event.
We will have a bag drop for this event.
There will be 4 parking lots available in Yarnell:
Start/Finish Line Lot - Yarnell Assembly of God - 17125 W. Fountain Hill Lane, Yarnell (map)
Please enter via Lakewood Dr. and Exit via Fountain Hill Lane to keep traffic moving
Shuttle Parking #1: American Legion Post 79 - 22911 Looka Way (map)
Shuttle Parking #2: Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church - 16455 Tabletop Way (map)
Shuttle Parking #3: U-Stowe-It - 21972 AZ-89 (map)
There will be two 40-Passenger Shuttles, Operating from 6am - 7:30am and from 8:30am until needed
Water and Gatorade will be made available along the course at multiple water stations. Water Stations will be stationed at:
Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, June 1st at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix (map)
Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85054
June 1 4:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix from 4-7pm
June 2 6:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
June 2 7:00 AM - 19K Run Begins
June 2 7:15 AM - 10K Run Begins
June 2 7:30 AM - 5K Run Begins