Scottsdale Challenge

Thank you for joining in on the fun of the 2015 Road Runner Sports Scottsdale Challenge Half Marathon & 5K. Also, congratulations are in order because you made it into the first-ever Scottsdale Challenge. That means you’re kind of a big deal. You’ll want to read this key info so you’re all set to go on race-day:



 When: Friday, April 10th from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

43  S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | 480.968.2022

When: Saturday, April 11th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WhereRoad Runner Sports, Shops at Chauncey Ranch

             7077 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054 | 480.513.1774



 You must present a valid photo ID or a copy of your confirmation email to pick up your bib, timing chip, and race shirt. If you are picking up for another runner, don’t forget a copy of their photo ID or a copy of their confirmation email as well! Print your confirmation here.

 Join the party at either location and you’ll also get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you need to fuel your race. Plus, you can enter to WIN FREE SHOES! You don’t want to miss out!

 Need to change your race registration (switch between race events)? Visit the Solutions Table at packet pickup.

 RACE DAY – Sunday, April 12th

Half Marathon Challenge: 6:15 a.m.

Half Marathon: 6:45 a.m.

5K Challenge: 7:00 a.m.

5K: 7:10 a.m.

How cool! Your friends and family can receive updates of your progress on the course. Live Athlete Updates can be sent to Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone. Have them sign up here.

 Driving/Parking: Enjoy FREE parking on site at WestWorld. Make race day even more fun by carpooling with friends! It’ll help everyone out! If you drive, plan to leave enough time for event traffic and parking. Click here for Driving Directions. Event Parking opens at 5 a.m. and closes at noon when the Expo closes.

 On race day, before you head off to the start line, drop off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. Your bib will have a detachable portion that you can pin to your gear as identification. After the race, easily reclaim your checked items at Gear Drop. Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line on race day. Any leftover items will be donated.


Calm any race day jitters and review the course map one last time.

Half Marathon: There is a 4-hour time limit (based on chip time) for finishing this event. All participants must be able to maintain a 18-minute-mile pace or faster throughout the event. Complimentary Pace Groups will be provided by Road Runner Sports. Pace group leaders run a steady pace throughout the race so members of their group are able to finish the half marathon in the projected finish time for that group. Pace groups with the following target finish times will be offered: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30.

Gu Brew and water will be available at all aid stations (miles 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 & 12); Gu Energy Gel will be available at aid stations at miles 5, 9 & 11.

5K: The course will close to 5K runners and walkers one hour after race start (20-minute-mile pace).

Challenge Races: The Half Marathon-Challenge course will close to participants four and a half hours after race start. The 5K-Challenge course will close to participants one and a half hours after race start.


Woohoo! All finisher’s who complete the races in the allotted time (based on chip time) will be presented a totally awesome finisher’s medal. In addition awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group.

 Your awards ceremony will take place at the Finish Line Expo on Sunday.  The 5K & Challenge awards will be presented at 7:45 a.m.; Half Marathon & Challenge awards will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Awards will not be mailed so please stick around to claim your award.




Start time:
6:45 am

  • Defeat elevation gains along the McDowell Sonoran mountain foothills.
  • Run through the stunning McDowell Mountain Ranch Golf Club.
  • Fly over paved roads and hard-packed dirt – fast and fun!



Start time:
6:15 am

  • 6 Challenges to conquer the 13.1 mile course
  • Your Half Marathon Challenge is fun that will give you and your friends an adrenaline buzz that lasts for days.



Start time:
7:10 am

  • A flat and fast course – achieve your PR!
  • Loop around the nationally recognized Westworld equestrian center.
  • Reward yourself with frosty beer, free raffle prizes and amazing music at the outrageous after party!


Start time:
7:00 am

  • Climb, rocket, and crawl over 3.1 miles as you defeat 2 Challenges
  • Looking for adventure? This fun and furious 5K course features obstacles and encouragement.