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5th Annual Buckeye Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Obstacle Course
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Boston Qualifier!

Join us for the 5th 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 5th Annual Buckeye Marathon / Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / Obstacle Course will take place on December 8, 2018.  

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.

Registration fees

Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. $70.00
      Dec 14 – Jan 1
    2. $80.00
      Jan 2 – Oct 1
    3. $95.00
      Oct 2 – Nov 5
    4. $100.00
      Nov 6 – Nov 18
    5. $105.00
      Nov 19 – Dec 7

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. $40.00
      Dec 14 – Jan 1
    2. $50.00
      Jan 2 – Oct 1
    3. $65.00
      Oct 2 – Nov 5
    4. $70.00
      Nov 6 – Nov 18
    5. $75.00
      Nov 19 – Dec 7

10K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $30.00
      Dec 14 – Jan 1
    2. $40.00
      Jan 2 – Oct 1
    3. $50.00
      Oct 2 – Nov 5
    4. $55.00
      Nov 6 – Nov 18
    5. $60.00
      Nov 19 – Dec 7

5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $21.00
      Dec 14 – Jan 1
    2. $25.00
      Jan 2 – Oct 1
    3. $35.00
      Oct 2 – Nov 5
    4. $40.00
      Nov 6 – Nov 18
    5. $45.00
      Nov 19 – Dec 7

Obstacle Course/Fun Run Closed

Registration closed
  • Presented by CrossFIT Fury

    1. $5.00
      Dec 14 – Nov 18
    2. $10.00
      Nov 19 – Dec 7

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors!






Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities

The 5th 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


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.

Mail-in Registration Form

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

What You Get!

  • 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)

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

  • Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!

  • Entry Into Post Race Festival.

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Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am.
    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa or Master Card) on race day
    • Race day pricing will be: Marathon $110, Half Marathon $80, 10K $65, 5K $50, Obstacle Course $10
  • Marathon Parking and Shuttles

    • We ask that all marathon participants park at the starting line location (Sun City Festival Baseball Field - map).
    • Shuttles will be available from the finish line area to return you to your vehicle.
      • Shuttles will run every 30 minutes starting at Noon with the final shuttle leaving the finish area at 3:00pm.
  • Bag Check

    • 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.

    • From I-10, take AZ 85 Exit 112 to Yuma/Gila Bend (heading south)
    • Turn Right onto W. Southern Avenue from AZ 85 (heading west)
    • Turn Right onto S. Palo Verde Road from W. Southern Avenue (heading north)
    • Turn Left into the Buckeye Municipal Airport - 3000 S. Palo Verde Road.
  • Strollers are welcome

  • No pets allowed on this course
  • The marathon course will be a closure time of 6 hours and the half marathon course will have a closure time of 5 hours.

Host Hotel

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Holiday Inn Express Phoenix West - Buckeye as the host hotel for the 2018 Buckeye Marathon.  

The hotel is located at 445 S. Watson Road, Buckeye AZ 85326 (map).

Price will be $122.00 plus tax inclusive of full breakfast.  Please follow this link to make a reservation.


Packet Pick-up Opportunities

  • Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, December 7th from 3-8pm at the Holiday Inn Express Phoenix West - Buckeye (map)

    • The Holiday Inn is located at 445 S Watson Road, Buckeye, Arizona 85326

  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be available beginning at 7:00am at both Start Line areas.

Volunteer Information

Become a Buckeye Marathon Volunteer

The City of Buckeye is seeking volunteers to help with the 4th 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. 

To view a list of volunteer opportunities and to register, visit

For more information, contact Adam Melle at (623) 349-6350 or  

Course Maps



 Half Marathon








Obstacle Course Information

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!!

Additional Course Information

  • 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.
  • Beast Pacing will be providing pacers for the marathon and half marathon courses.

Event Schedule

  • December 7 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Holiday Inn Express from 3-8pm

  • December 8 7:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • December 8 8:00 AM - Marathon Begins (at Sun City Festival Baseball Fields)

  • December 8 9:00 AM - Half Marathon Begins

  • December 8 9:15 AM - 10K Begins

  • December 8 9:30 AM - 5K Begins

  • December 8 10:45 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

Contact Information

Event Location

3000 S Palo Verde Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326, United States

Click here to view map