5th Annual Buckeye Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Obstacle Course
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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.
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.
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 www.buckeyemarathon.com.
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.
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)
Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
Entry Into Post Race Festival.
Marathon Parking and Shuttles
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.
Strollers are welcome
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).
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
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!!
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)