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High Mountain Half Marathon

Fri August 2 - Sat August 3, 2024 Lakeside, AZ 85929 US Directions
High Mountain Half
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Half Marathon

$85 $80
($60: Ages 0 - 17)
08/03 6:00AM MST - 10:00AM MST Registration ends August 1, 2024 at 12:00pm MST


$65 $60
($45: Ages 0 - 17)
08/03 6:30AM MST - 10:00AM MST Registration ends August 1, 2024 at 12:00pm MST


$30 $25
($20: Ages 0 - 17)
08/03 7:00AM MST - 8:30AM MST Registration ends August 1, 2024 at 12:00pm MST

Glow Run/Walk

$30 08/02 - 08/03 8:30PM MST - 9:30PM MST Registration Opens August 2, 2024 at 10:00am MST


1200 W White Mountain Blvd
Lakeside, AZ US 85929


The High Mountain Half marathon is the perfect fall race to escape the high temps of the lower elevations and plan a cool, relaxing destination race vacation. It is also a great training race for a fall marathon. The half marathon course is a point to point race where runners will be bused from Blue Ridge High School starting at 4:40 am for a cool, crisp 6:00 am start time. Runners will be surrounded by beautiful cedar and pine trees as they travel down Porter Mountain and into the town of Pinetop/Lakeside finishing up at the Blue Ridge High School track. On Saturday morning there is also a 10K and 5K run.   Friday evening highlights are a Glow/Color  Run/Walk and Free Kids run.

Half Marathon

A 4 hour time limit (at 10 a.m.) has been set for the Half Marathon and power walking participants to reach the finish line. In case a participant has not reached the finish line by that time (see Time Checkpoints section below), he/she can be transported to the finish by a race personnel vehicle (or “sag wagon”). In case he/she decides to go on at his/her own responsibility, he/she needs to move to the side of roadway. This measure is taken in order to ensure the safety of all participants. When the time limit (see below) expires, police will allow vehicle traffic to resume.  

In order to complete the course before opening to traffic at 10 a.m. you need to reach the following checkpoints on or before times listed below (18:19 pace )

Aid Station Mileage (miles)      Checkpoint time for 6 a.m. start

2     6:36 AM
4     7:13 AM
6     7:49 AM
8     8:26 AM
10   9:06 AM
12   9:39 AM


10K Saturday, August 3, 2024     6:30 AM Start time

5K - Saturday, August 3, 2024    7:00 AM Start time     Out and back course that starts and ends at the Blue Ridge High School Track

 5 K Glow run/walk - Friday, August 2, 2024   8:30 PM Start time   Registration online and onsite beginning Friday, August 2.   Participants will complete 2 large loops around Blue Ridge school where much of the course is not well lit.  Please bring glow lights, hand lamps and flash lights if you would like a little extra light.  Music is played on various parts of the route.  Most of the course will be on either the track or paved paths, yet a small segment will be on a grass field.  Runners have the choice to be splashed with paint power or not by choosing one of the two designated course adjustments on the grass field area.  Prior to the race, participants can stretch their creativity with paints.  

Kids Run Friday, August 2, 2024 at 8:00 PM
Blue Ridge High School Track - FREE event
Ages 0 -12      Distance 1K
Registration begins at 4 PM until race time on Friday
A Shirt and Medal will be provided for the first 75 registrants


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


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