15th Annual Groom Creek Classic : 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k Run

9/18/2021 Prescott, AZ 86303 US Directions

1/2 Marathon

8:00AM MST - 1:00PM MST

10k Run

9:00AM MST

5k Run

9:15AM MST

2-Mile Fun Run

9:20AM MST
Groom Creek Classic CANCELLED

New Date: 9/18/2021

Due to continued Covid state and local concerns and restriction we have made the decision to cancel the classic for this year. We hope to see you in the future! There will be refunds if requested. Thank you for your understanding in this manner. 

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.gcffa.org/run.

1110 E. Friendly Pines Road
Prescott, AZ US 86303

CANCELLED.  If you have registered for this race and paid your entry for 2020 please contact nate@groomcreek.org for a refund.

One of the most scenic and challenging 1/2 marathon and 10k courses in Arizona! This challenging course is located in the scenic and cool Ponderosa Pine forest of Groom Creek just 5 miles South of Prescott. The 5k and 2 mile courses stay on smooth pavement with rolling hills. The 10k and 1/2 marathon courses begin and end on pavement, but also wind through the forest on smooth, wide dirt forest roads.

NEW FOR 2019!

  • Race is limited to 100 half marathon spots, 60 10k spots, and 50 5k spots.  Don't wait!

  • We will have a cupless course in 2019.  This means that we will not have paper or plastic cups at the water stations on the course.  This is in an effort to reduce litter in our forest, and reduce the one-time use of paper and plastic cups.  All runners will be given a reusable and foldable hydration bottle at registration.  Alternatively, you can wear any hydration pack that works for you!  We WILL offer cups at the start/finish line stations.  There WILL be water stations throughout the course where you can fill your bottle or hydration pack.

  • Bring your own swag bag.  Runners will receive an even shirt, hydration bottle, and there will be other giveaways.  Along with our efforts to curb waste, we will not be handing out bags to all runners.  These plastic bags traditionally are tossed in the garbage once the runners get home.  We want to reduce this kind of waste. Should you absolutely need a bag, there will be small plastic garbage bags available on request.  We will again be providing free bag check.


  • All runners receive an event T-shirt with entry. 
  • All runners receive a foldable hydration bottle.
  • Quality finisher medal for all 1/2 Marathon runners.
  • Medals for top 3 finishers in age groups (1/2M, 10K, 5K).

Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

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