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Your Scottsdale Challenge Half Marathon & 5K is not your average, everyday race. It’s your best race ever! From an easy registration process to a comprehensive training plan, your Scottsdale Challenge Half Marathon & 5K will get you ready to hit the ground running. A fun packet pickup will set the tone for an amazing race day. Whether you choose to participate in the traditional Half Marathon or 5K course, or tackle the obstacles along the challenge courses, we personally promise you a race to remember.

Registration is available online (if not sold out) by clicking here. Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m. PST. In-person registration will be available at Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports in Tempe on Friday, April 10 and in Scottsdale on Saturday, April 11 until the race sells out.

Half Marathon & Challenge 5K & Challenge
Through Dec. 31, 2014 $85.00 $35.00
Jan. 1 through Feb. 14, 2015 $95.00 $45.00
Feb. 15 through Mar. 14, 2015 $100.00 $50.00
Mar. 15 through April 8, 2015 $105.00 $55.00
April 10 & 11 $110.00 $60.00

There is no refund of entry fees.


All participants will receive:
• Race number with official timing chip
• Commemorative technical sport shirt
• Water, sports drinks and nutrition along the course
• Medical Support
• Police Support and traffic control on route
• Great-looking finisher medal
• Post-race food & entertainment – including a raffle ticket to win up to $10,308 in prizes!

Changing Events? Do this at the Expo. Cash or check will be accepted for New or Changing Registration. There may be additional charges for event changes. There will be no refunds for changing to a lesser event.

Packet Pickup is when you show up in person and get your bib, t-shirt, etc. You must do this in person. If you cannot pick it up, your representative must bring a copy of your photo ID to retrieve your packet. We will repeat this several times, but there is no other option. You will sign a waiver, read rules, and be on your way! If you are picking up your own race packet please bring a valid ID (forms of ID include Driver License, Passport, School ID, Utility Bill, etc.). If you are picking up someone else’s race number you must bring a copy of their photo ID.

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds for any of the events. Costs associated with the pre-planning and ordering of participant amenities well in advance of the race prohibit us from offering refunds. In addition, refunds are not issued if the event is cancelled due to severe weather, disaster or emergency occurrences that may affect the safety and health of the participants. Please take a moment to read the full waiver that is available at the time of registration.

You can confirm your registration by visiting this site.

Computer spam filters can sometimes erase or block the email confirmation that was sent to you. You can confirm your registration by visiting this site.


A course map for the 2015 Scottsdale Challenge is available view/download, click here.

Yes, an electrolyte enhanced sports drink will be available at all Power Up Aid Stations. Some Aid Stations will also feature Energy Gels and food. All Aid Stations will have water. The 5K includes one Aid Station. The Half Marathon includes seven Aid Stations. Aid Stations will also have port-a-potties available for runners.

Yes, Energy Gel will be provided at miles 5, 7 and 9 of the Half Marathon.

The course and electronic timing system will officially remain open for four hours (4) hours starting at 6:15 a.m. At the time of course closure, a Raceplace Events vehicle will sweep the courses and shuttle any remaining participants to the start/finish. Everyone finishing within their division course time limit will receive an official finisher’s medal. We do not guarantee that the hydration stations or medical support will be open longer than the course time limits.

Yes. Participants are welcome to join one of several different Pace Teams. Road Runner Sports will provide pace groups for the following Half Marathon finish times:
1:45, 2:00, 2:15,  & 2:30.
You do not need to sign up for a pace group in advance. Simply join the group on race day. They will be carrying signs with the finish time. Have questions? Visit the Information Tent at Packet Pickup or the Start Line.

No, traffic is restricted to protect runners but there are portions of roadway open to vehicular traffic. Runners are protected via lane closures as well as Scottsdale Police manning every intersection to ensure that participants have the right of way.

For your safety and that of others, we do not allow the following items on the course: animals, any wheeled conveyance excluding baby strollers and wheelchairs.

The Expo is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Expo event will feature many vendors from the running/health and fitness industries. You can stop by the Expo to enjoy the festivities, all registered runners will receive a free raffle entry for $10,308 worth of giveaways throughout the morning.

Half Marathon Challenge Course: 6:15 a.m.
Half Marathon Traditional Course: 6:45 a.m.
5K Challenge Course: 7:00 a.m.
5K Traditional Course: 7:10 a.m.

Free parking is available at the race venue, WestWorld.

No problem! In the unlikely event that you forget your bib (with embedded timing chip) on event day, please visit the Information Tent by the Start Line to see a race official.

Sure can! The event will be timed using the state-of-the-art Chronotrack timing system, which features a disposable chip that will accurately record each individual’s time from start line to finish line.

No.

Yes! Photos will be taken along the course and you will receive an e-mail with a link to pictures of you within one week after the event. Race photos are sponsored by Road Runner Sports and you will be able to download, print and share all your pictures for FREE!

Before you head off to the start line, drop off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check near packet pick-up. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check. Your bib will have a detachable portion that you can pin to your gear as identification. Attach your gear tag to your gear before you leave with the Gear Check crew. After the race, quickly and easily reclaim your checked items at the Information Tent. 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.

The Information Tent will also serve as the race weekend Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Tent. To claim a lost item after the event, please contact us.

First Aid will be available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary. Look for a large First Aid banner for medical volunteers before and after the race.

Of course! Runners will be able to refuel with fruit, snacks and water after the race.


Yes, the event is timed by Raceplace Events. All event participants will receive a Chronotrack B-tag timing chip attached to their race bib. The chip remains affixed on your bib as is and is activated when you cross the start line timing mat and stops timing when you cross over the finish line mat. Read more about the Chronotrack B-tag chip here.

Race results will be available immediately at the event and posted on RaceplaceEvents.com by 5 p.m. on April 12.

The posted results list the official, or “gun” time of each participant. This is the time elapsed from the actual moment of the start of the entire race until an individual runner crosses the finish line. “Chip” time is the time elapsed between that individual crossing the start and finish lines. For example, if it takes you one minute to cross the start line and you run the race in 45 minutes, your official time is 46 minutes and your chip time is 45 minutes. The rules governing international road racing require that gun time be used to determine overall race placement, official timing, and overall awards. This preserves the “first runner, first place” concept of racing. However, Age Group awards are presented by Chip Time. When you look up your results, both times will be listed.

Unfortunately we do not offer refunds for any of the events. Costs associated with the pre-planning and ordering of participant amenities well in advance of the race prohibit us from offering refunds. In addition, refunds are not issued if the event is cancelled due to severe weather, disaster or emergency occurrences that may affect the safety and health of the participants. Please take a moment to read the full waiver that is available at the time of registration.

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