Event Information

 

Your Half Marathon

Your 13.1-mile course is a fantastic tour of Scottsdale. Run around WestWorld equestrian center, push yourself through the rolling course around Scottsdale’s premiere golf course at McDowell Mountain Golf Club, explore the canal, and power through Horizon Park. You’ll see a bit of everything that makes Scottsdale the West’s most western town.

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. The Half Marathon starts at 6:45 a.m.

To ensure the best possible participant experience, the race field is limited to 2,750. The event will sell out, so register early to save money and your spot!

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: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, and 2:30.

You must pick up your bib number, swag bag and shirt at the Scottsdale Challenge packet pickup. Be prepared to show your photo ID to claim your bib number. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID – no exceptions.

Packet pickup:
Friday, April 10 …….. 2 – 7 p.m.
Road Runner Sports – Tempe
43 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

Saturday, April 11 …. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Road Runner Sports – Scottsdale
7077 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054

We use ChronoTrack’s B-Tag timing system to score our event. Age group awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). Overall awards will be based on gun time. Results will be posted in the finish line area and also after the race on our website.

After your race enjoy post-race festivities including live music and a beer garden for participants age 21 and older with proper ID. An awards presentation will take place at 10 a.m.

Awards
All finisher’s who complete the race in 4 hours or less (based on chip time) will be presented a finisher’s medal at the finish line. In addition awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. The top three overall male and female finisher’s will also receive an award.

 

Your 5K

Your 5K course starts and finishes at West World in the pristine desert at the base of the McDowell Mountains.

The course will close to 5K runners and walkers one hour after race start (20-minute-mile pace). The 5K starts at 7:10 a.m.

To ensure the best possible participant experience, the race field is limited to 1,000. The event will sell out, so register early to save money and your spot!

You must pick up your bib number, swag bag and shirt at the Scottsdale Challenge packet pickup. Be prepared to show your photo ID to claim your bib number. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID – no exceptions.

Packet pickup:
Friday, April 10 …….. 2 – 7 p.m.
Road Runner Sports – Tempe
43 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

Saturday, April 11 …. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Road Runner Sports – Scottsdale
7077 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054

We use ChronoTrack’s B-Tag timing system to score our event. Age group awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). Overall awards will be based on gun time. Results will be posted in the finish line area and also after the race on our website.

After your race enjoy post-race festivities including live music and a beer garden for participants age 21 and older with proper ID. An awards presentation will take place at 10 a.m.

Awards
All finisher’s who complete the race in 1 hour or less (based on chip time) will be presented a finisher’s medal at the finish line. In addition awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. The top three overall male and female finisher’s will also receive an award.

 

What is the Challenge?

How about a day filled with 3-8 epic obstacles, $10,308 in free raffle prizes, rockin’ music and plenty of beer? Register for the Half Marathon or 5K Challenge and run your heart out while conquering challenges along the way!

Discover what you’re made of during the Scottsdale Challenge, an adrenaline-driven, thrill-packed obstacle race on a stunning course in Scottsdale. Not only will you race through a 5K or Half Marathon course, but you’ll overcome physical, mental and agility challenges along the way! Both the 3.1 and 13.1-mile courses include running on paved roads and hard-packed dirt. 8 obstacles in your Half Marathon Challenge and 3 obstacles in your 5K Challenge include jumps, crawls, push up stations and more.

Your Scottsdale Challenge is a new type of obstacle course that will push you in ways you’ve never been pushed before, all while having fun. Test your strength and push your body and mind to their limit.

Choose your challenge, change your world!

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 a half hours after race start. The Half Marathon Challenge starts at 6:15 a.m. and the 5K Challenge starts at 7:00 a.m.

To ensure the best possible participant experience, the race field is limited to 1,000. The event will sell out, so register early to save money and your spot!

You must pick up your bib number, swag bag and shirt at the Scottsdale Challenge packet pickup. Be prepared to show your photo ID to claim your bib number. You may designate a person to pick up your bib number but they must present a copy of your picture ID – no exceptions.

Packet pickup:
Friday, April 10 …….. 2 – 7 p.m.
Road Runner Sports – Tempe
43 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

Saturday, April 11 …. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Road Runner Sports – Scottsdale
7077 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054

We use ChronoTrack’s B-Tag timing system to score our event. Age group awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). Overall awards will be based on gun time. Results will be posted in the finish line area and also after the race on our website.

After your race enjoy post-race festivities including live music and a beer garden for participants age 21 and older with proper ID. An awards presentation will take place at 10 a.m.

Awards
All finisher’s who complete the race in the allotted time (based on chip time) will be presented a finisher’s medal at the finish line. In addition awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+. The top three overall male and female finisher’s will also receive an award.