Phoenix Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon / 5K / Reindeer Dash

8866 W. Thunderbird Road
Peoria, AZ 85381

Running > 5k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

Join us as we get Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer ready for delivery day! The Phoenix Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K Run, and Reindeer Dash will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Rio Vista Park. Runners will follow the dedicated running trails of the New River Trail System.


Up for a challenge?  Register for our Run Run Rudolph event and 


Here Comes Santa 5K and complete the Frosty Double!


All who finish this challenge will receive a unique


medal to show off to your friends!


Read more below!


Virtual Run Details

Of course we want you to participate in the Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K event locally but we know things come up.  So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get the medal, and shirt then you still can.  Here is your way to take part in this event no matter where you are.  And of course, all prices include shipping!  Please note that all virtual packets will be mailed following the event on December 4th

What You Get!!

  • Custom Event Medal for all participants
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve Shirt for all participants
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race Day Participants Only)
  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
  • Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)
  • Owned and operated by StartLine Racing!



Charitable Partner

Proceeds from this event benefit Ryan House


Focusing on quality of life and continuity of care, their care team combines compassion with state-of-the-art care to guide your child through their unique life-limiting or end-of-life journey while providing your whole family with peace, comfort, and support.


Our Mission
With our world-class care and programs, we embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through:
Palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family
Continuity of care from diagnosis to end-of-life
Expert care provided by our prestigious care partners and highly-trained staff
A loving community that offers ongoing support and compassion

Event details and schedule

Race Day Information 

Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7am at Rio Vista Park.

We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

PLEASE NOTE - Your swag selection and size are not guaranteed for those who register on race day.

Race day registration fees will be:

  • Half Marathon - $85
  • Quarter - $55
  • 5K - $45
  • Reindeer Dash - $30

Strollers welcome

Leashed pets welcome

Reindeer dash will be an untimed half mile run. All Reindeer Dash participants will receive a medal, bib and tech shirt. Parents who only want to accompany their children on the course do not need to register.

The course will take you through dedicated running trails (all asphalt and concrete) of the New River Trail System, starting and ending at Rio Vista Park in Peoria - meaning no need for transportation before or after the race just to get back to your car! Please note - this is an open use trail system and does not close for our event.

Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for due to weather.


Water Stations & Course Support Information 

Water will be located at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 1.55, 3.1, 4.3, 5.5, 6.8, 7.75, 8.7, 10, 11.2, and 12.4
  • Quarter - Miles .8, 2, 3.1, 4.63, and 5.77
  • 5K - Miles .8 and 2.3

Restrooms will be located on the course at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 4.43, 6.8, 8.7, and 11.1
  • Quarter - Miles 2.1 and 4.5

GU Gels will be located on the course at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 6.8 and 8.7

The cut-off time for the Half Marathon will be 4 hours.


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities 

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, December 2nd from 3-6pm at Road Runner Sports in N. Phoenix

  • Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (map)

Race day packet pick-up opens at 7am at Rio Vista Park.


The Frosty Double 

Want to challenge yourself during December? Want more bling for your wall?

Register for the Here Comes Santa 5K on December 10th and any Run Run Rudolph event location (Phoenix or Tucson) and earn the Frosty Double medal! This challenge is open to anyone and everyone including virtual participants and includes all distances at the Run Run Rudolph event. Those who complete the challenge will receive their medal on either December 10th at Here Comes Santa in Scottsdale or December 17th at Run Run Rudolph in Tucson and our virtual participants will receive their medal in the mail. No sign up required. We will keep track of registrations.


Event schedule 

    December 2 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports from 3-6pm
    December 4 7:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
    December 4 8:00 AM - Half Marathon Begins
    December 4 8:10 AM - Reindeer Dash Begins
    December 4 8:30 AM - Quarter Marathon Begins
    December 4 8:40 AM - 5K Begins
    December 4 9:45 AM - Awards Ceremony


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