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Arizona runners don't stop running as the temperatures rise - we just get started a little earlier!



Join us as we continue this year's Arizona Sunrise Series presented by First Watch
with our fifth leg at Riparian Preserve!

This event features a 5K distance and is limited to 600 participants.

To register for the entire series please visit our series website here.

Registration fees

Riparian Preserve

Price changes in 25 days 10 hours
  • 5K

    1. $30.00
      Now registering Jan 3 – Jun 19
      Register
    2. $35.00
      Jun 20 – Jul 19

Virtual Run

  1. $35.00
    Jan 3 - Jul 19
    Register

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Charitable Partner

The 2019 Arizona Sunrise Series serves as a fundraiser for St. Mary's Food Bank.  

With your support, we offer an array of programs designed to relieve hunger. Here are some of the many ways we assist the communities of Arizona. 

Food Distribution

St. Mary’s distributes food to nearly 500 nonprofits partners in 13 Arizona counties. These agencies include food pantries, dining halls, homeless shelters, and more.

Children's Feeding Programs

One in three children in Arizona lives in poverty and is at risk of going to bed hungry tonight. Arizona ranks 47th out of 50 states in the number of children who may not know where their next meal is coming from. Our vision is to see that no child goes to bed hungry, so they can live healthy and productive lives. In response to these needs, St. Mary’s Food Bank operates programs that fight child hunger, including Kids Cafe® and the Backpack Program.

Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is a life skills and food service training program for those with barriers to employment. Students gain the skills to get jobs offering livable wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement through hands-on food service training as well as classroom studies.

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2019 Sunrise Series Events

Why run in just one event when you can save so much by registering for the whole Series! (7 total events)

And don't forget - this is a StartLine Racing Series which means big prizes!!

Get points for every event you complete, with extra points being awarded based on your age group and overall finish.  At the end of the series the top 100 point earns, plus all participants that complete at least 4 of the 7 series events, will be entered into our Arizona Sunrise Series Prize Drawing.

Along with great prizes from StartLine and our sponsors, three people will walk away with a $500 gift card (which we suggest you use to get out of the Phoenix heat!!)

Check out the full Arizona Sunrise Series Rules and Regulations here.

Register for the entire series here.

Other Series Events:

Mail-in Registration

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

Virtual Run Registration

Of course we want you to participate in the Arizona Sunrise Series locally but we understand things come up.  So, if you can't join us at Riparian and still want to run, get the medal and a shirt then you still can!  Here is your chance to take part in this event no matter where you are!  And of course, all prices include shipping!  Please note that all items will ship following the first event on July 20th.  Because this is part of a series you will receive the main medal plus the attachment for this event only.  You will not receive all 7 attachments.  If you wish to register for the Virtual Series please visit us here.  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 info@startlineracing.com

What You Get!

- Custom Series Medal 

- Custom Medal Add-on for each Series Race You Complete 

- Custom Event Dri-Fit Racerback Tank Top, Sleeveless Shirt or Short Sleeve Shirt

- Extra Water Stations Along the Course

- Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups.  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

Owned and operated by StartLine Racing!

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Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 5:30am at Riparian Preserve.

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

  • Cost of registration on race day will be $40

    • Please note that your shirt size is not guaranteed for those who register on race day

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

  • Walkers are welcome!

  • Leashed pet friendly!

Course Map - 5K

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Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

  • Friday, July 19 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Road Runner Sports in Tempe (map).

    •  Road Runner Sports is located at Tempe Marketplace at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281

  • Saturday, July 20 2019 at Riparian Preserve (race location) beginning at 5:30am.

Event Schedule

  • July 19 4:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports in Tempe from 4-7pm

  • July 20 5:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • July 20 6:30 AM - Race Start Times

  • July 20 7:30 AM - Awards Begin (approximate)

Contact Information

Event Location

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ, United States

Click here to view map