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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!


The actual event in Yarnell will be limited to 500 people.  

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Registration fees

19K Run

    1. $55.00
      Jun 4 - Jun 10
    2. $65.00
      Jun 10 - Jan 31
      Register
    3. $70.00
      Feb 1 - Mar 31
    4. $75.00
      Apr 1 - May 31

10K

    1. $40.00
      Jun 4 - Jun 10
    2. $45.00
      Jun 10 - Jan 31
      Register
    3. $50.00
      Feb 1 - Mar 31
    4. $55.00
      Apr 1 - May 31

5K

    1. $30.00
      Jun 4 - Jun 10
    2. $35.00
      Jun 10 - Jan 31
      Register
    3. $40.00
      Feb 1 - Mar 31
    4. $45.00
      Apr 1 - May 31

Virtual Run

    1. $30.00
      Jun 4 - Jun 10
    2. $35.00
      Jun 10 - May 31
      Register

Event Sponsors

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!

Mail-in Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form 

What You Get!

- Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants.

- 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:

  • 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!

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Virtual Run Details

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 1st.

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

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Check In starts at 6am

    • There will be no race day registration
    • The actual event in Yarnell will be limited to 500 people.  
  • 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 Stations

Water and Gatorade will be made available along the course at multiple water stations.  Water Stations will be stationed at:

  • 19K (11.8 Miles) - Miles 1, 2, 3.2, 4.6, 6.09, 7.21, 8.55, 9.63, and 10.63
  • 10K (6.22 Miles) - Miles 1, 2, 3.2, 4.6, and 5.9
  • 5K (3.1 Miles) - Miles 1 and 2

Course Maps

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 10K

5K

   

Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

  • Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, May 31st at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix (map)

    • Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85054

  • Saturday, June 1st at Yarnell Assembly of God (race location) beginning at 6am.

Event Schedule

  • May 31 4:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix from 4-7pm

  • June 1 6:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • June 1 6:40 AM - Opening Ceremony

  • June 1 7:00 AM - 19K Run Begins

  • June 1 7:15 AM - 10K Run Begins

  • June 1 7:30 AM - 5K Run Begins

Contact Information

Event Location

17125 W Fountain Hill Lane, Yarnell

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