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Flagstaff, AZ US 86001
On August 10th, join the 2nd oldest half marathon in Arizona sponsored by Kinney Construction Services! This year we are planning to hosting our 47th annual race. All Half Marathon participants will get a commemorative finisher's medal similar to last year's popular design. Both 5k or half will receive a $34 Sweatvac Hi-Tech colorful long-sleeved shirt. Kid's Dash participants will get a medal. See photos and the last year's race!
The race is also part of the Flagstaff Running Series value package. If you do not plan to register for the value package, you can save $15 by registering on this site through February 27th!
New Big FUNdraiser - GET YOUR ENTRY FEE REFUNDED by creating a donations page. When you go through the registration process and reach the donation page, choose the "Become a BIG Fundraiser" button. If half marathon runners create a fundraising page and raise $250 or more, you will get your entry fee refunded! If 5K runners raise over $200, their entry fee will be refunded. Help Big Brothers BIg Sisters of Flagstaff make this year's race our most successful fundraiser ever! See below for more info!
BIZ FIT FINISHER's Photo backdrop! In addition to free downloadable digital photos taken by our on-course photographers, you will also have a chance to get a free photo your artful half marathon finishing medal. After you cross the finish line, just go find the Biz Fit booth!
11 AM finishing time cut-off! This gives competitive runners 3 hours and 30 minutes to finish the race. If you need extra time, we offer a 6 AM early start. For early starters, finisher medals are awarded, but you will not be eligible for age division awards.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 7th, however, you can register at the Run Flagstaff packet pickup on Thursday August 8th, 2:30 to 5:30 PM 204 East Route 66, or the night before the race at Grand Canyon Adventures 5:30 to 7:30 PM (400 South Malapais Lane). THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED RACE-DAY REGISTRATION, AND YOU MUST ARRIVE BETWEEN 6 AND 6:45 AM; WE WILL SHUT REGISTRATION DOWN AT 7 AM. RACE DAY REGISTRANTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SHIRT!!!!
Our beautiful course starts at Thorpe Park (do note no longer Wheeler Park!) and climbs the steep urban trail onto Observatory Mesa (where astronomers discovered Pluto) and follows dirt roads on with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. Elevations range between 6957 ft at the start, to 7731 ft near the 7.5 mile mark! Most of the climbing is done over the first 1.25 miles, so pace yourself. If you are from lower elevations, heed the race director's advice and power walk!!!! You will easily make up the time over the rest of the course! The 5K is also on Observatory Mesa. ALL proceeds benefit BBBSF Mentoring Programs that create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
AID STATIONS: Mile 1 (before 5K/Half Marathon split), Mile 2 (gate at top of urban trail), Mile 4.5 (Junction of Pipeline and Forest Road), Mile 6 (used to be halfway), Mile 8 (Haag's Hideway), Mile 10.1 (Same as 4.5 on return), Mile 11 (same as Mile 2 on return), Mile 12 (Same as mile 1 on return).
August 8th: Early Packet Pick up at Run Flagstaff, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, 204 West Historic Route 66, Flagstaff
August 9th FRATELLI'S PIZZA PARTY PACKET PICK UP: All registered runners get a free pizza party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Grand Canyon Adventures where you can pick up your Bib and shirt. Friends and families can make a $10 donation to join the party. This is also the last opportunity to register as there will be no race day registration (you can pick up your Bib and shirt on race day beginning at 6 AM at Thorpe Park).
RACE DAY PARKING AROUND THORPE PARK PICNIC RAMADA: PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THORPE PARK; We must leave this open for those that use the Adult Center and the tennis courts. You can park along any of the residential streets, Aspen, Birch, or Cherry Street that lead to the park.
August 10th Race Day STARTING TIMES: Early Half Marathon for non-competitive walkers/runners (you are timed but do not compete in age division standings) start at 6 AM, Kid's Dash at 7:15 AM, Regular Half Marathon 7:30 AM, and 5K at 7:45 AM.
August 10th Estimated start of Medal Awards and Photos: 5K Fun Run 8:30 AM, Only top 3 overall Male and Female and fastest non-binary runner. 10:15 AM Half Marathon, Age Division Awards. In the half marathon, we award the overall Open M and F (two fastest overall runners) and fastest Masters M and F (40 and over) who are pulled from age division awards. We also have a fastest non-binary award. We then award the top 3 in the following M/F age divisions: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
All participants in the Half Marathon/Half Marathon Walk/5K Fun Run will get a Sweatvac hi-tech dye sublimated T-shirt. Half Marathon participants will receive a finisher's medal. Kid's Dash participants will get a finisher's medal as well.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Half Marathon is also part of the Flagstaff Running Series value package of five of Flagstaff's most iconic foot races. You can save big on the Series package of races by registering for one-stop shopping at https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Flagstaff/FlagstaffRunSeries
BECOME A BIG FUNDRAISER AND HAVE YOUR ENTRY FEE REFUNDED or DONATE DIRECTLY!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff greatly relies on the generosity of individuals to support the organization’s annual operating budget. Gifts from caring people like you make it possible for our staff to recruit volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters and provide them with one-to-one expert advice and support. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff also offers a wide variety of activities—social, educational, entertainment, vocational and more—for our “Bigs” and “Littles.” It costs our agency $1,800 to make and support a match for one year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is an Arizona Qualified Charitable Organization and a proud member of the Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition. The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowing you to donate to qualified Arizona organizations, and claim a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit of up to $841 if married filing jointly, or $421 if filing individually! This credit can be made in addition to any school or foster care organizations. Visit flagstafftaxcredit.org for more info.
DONATIONS can be made with or without a race entry - click on the blue "DONATE" button in page header! This year, if half marathon runners raise $250 or more, their entry fee will be refunded, and if 5K runners raise $200 or more, their entry fee will be refunded as well! To do so go through the registration process and when you reach the donations page, click on the Become a BIG fundraiser button! Reach your goals and your entry fee will be refunded!
Your BBBSF donation may be tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 23-7170086 for your records. Our Arizona QCO Code is 20690.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity!
Half Marathon Medals
All Half Marathon finishers will receive a beautifully handcrafted wood carved medallion made by local runner Rod Horn!
Sweatvac Half Marathon and 5K Shirts
All in person 5K and half marathon participants will receive a $34 value hi-tech Sweatvac Performance Wear long-sleeved colorful dye-sublimated shirt.
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Don't miss this video of past races - it says it all!!!
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF FLAGSTAFF
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities.
Since 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in Flagstaff and Williams. We continue to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of thousands of young people.
Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.
Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:Higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and educational success.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.flagstaffbigs.org/dave-mckay-memorial-half-marathon-5.
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