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Looking to get one last run in before we say goodbye to 2018? Want to be able to say you did Phoenix's first 5K of 2019? 

StartLine Racing is honored to continue a true Phoenix tradition by hosting the 29th Annual Midnight Madness run as we celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of a new race year! 

Join us as we say goodbye to Father Time and welcome Baby New Year!

This year's event will feature the final race of 2018 on December 31st at 10:30pm and the first race of 2019 with a run on January 1st at 12:10am with a New Year's Celebration and Sparkling Cider toast in between.

 This event is limited to 800 participants.

Virtual Run Details

Of course we would love for you to run the 29th Annual Midnight Madness event with us locally but we understand plans change.  So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get BOTH medals and the long sleeve jacket then you still can!  Here is a way for you to take part in this annual event no matter where you are!  And of course all prices include shipping!  Please note that all items will be shipped after the completion of the event on January 1st.  Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.  

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only.  If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at

Registration fees

Double Down!! - Final 5K and First 5K

    1. $35.00
      Apr 23 - Jun 30
    2. $40.00
      Jul 1 - Aug 31
    3. $45.00
      Sep 1 - Nov 30
    4. $50.00
      Dec 1 - Dec 31

Final 5K of 2018

Race Starts at 10:30pm

    1. $30.00
      Apr 23 - Jun 30
    2. $35.00
      Jul 1 - Aug 31
    3. $40.00
      Sep 1 - Nov 30
    4. $45.00
      Dec 1 - Dec 31

First 5K of 2019

Race Starts at 12:10am

    1. $30.00
      Apr 23 - Jun 30
    2. $35.00
      Jul 1 - Aug 31
    3. $40.00
      Sep 1 - Nov 30
    4. $45.00
      Dec 1 - Dec 31

Virtual Run

Thank you to our Sponsors!


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 Finisher's Medal.

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech LONG SLEEVE Lime Green Pullover

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race day participants 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

  • Sparkling Cider Toast at Midnight

  • 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!


Race Day Information

  • Leashed Pet friendly!

  • There are no refunds due to inclement weather.

  • Due to the common start/finish line, there will be no bag check for this event.

  • This event is limited to 800 participants.

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 9:00pm.

    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

  • Cost of registration on race night will be:

    • Final 5K - $50
    • First 5K - $50
    • Double Down - $60

5K Course Map

Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

  • Sunday, December 30th from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Road Runner Sports - Phoenix

    • Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (map)
  • Monday, December 31st starting at 9:00pm at Rose Mofford Sports Complex (event site)

Event Schedule

  • December 30 2:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix 2-5pm

  • December 31 9:00 PM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • December 31 10:30 PM - Final 5K Begins

  • December 31 11:30 PM - Final 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

  • January 1 12:10 AM - First 5K Begins

  • January 1 1:05 AM - First 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

Contact Information

Event Location

9833 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, United States

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