9th Annual Buckeye Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

3000 S Palo Verde Road
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Running > 10k, 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon

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Event Description

 Boston Qualifier!

Join us for the 9th Annual Buckeye Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Known for its downhill and fast course

(marathoners will drop over 530 feet in elevation from the start to finish),

the marathon route starts in the community of Sun City Festival before

making its way around the beautiful White Tank Mountains and ending at the

runway of the Buckeye Municipal Airport.

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1M runners will start and finish at the airport, with views of the

White Tank Mountains on the outgoing section of the out-and-back courses.


This event will be run on a USATF Certified Course and serves as a Boston/National Qualifier.


All events will be chip timed. The marathon course will be a closure time of 6 hours, requiring a minimum pace time of 13:45/mile.


Proceeds will benefit the City of Buckeye Youth Scholarship Fund, giving kids the opportunity to participate in recreational activities throughout the city


Event details and schedule

Mail-in Registration Form 

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.


What You Get! 

Custom Event Medal for all participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1M events.

Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1M events.

Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K distances only. Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

Event managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.

Entry Into Post Race Festival.


Race Day Information 

Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am.

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

  • Race day pricing will be: Marathon $110, Half Marathon $80, 10K $65, 5K $50,1 Mile Fun Run $30

Marathon Parking and Shuttles

  • We ask that all marathon participants park at the starting line location (Sun City Festival Baseball Field - map).
  • Shuttles will be available from the finish line area to return you to your vehicle.
    • Shuttles will run every 30 minutes starting at Noon with the final shuttle leaving the finish area at 3:00pm.

On Race Day there will be alternate directions to the Buckeye Municipal Airport due to road closures for the race route. Please use the following direction to the event area at the airport: As these races will start and end at the Airport, no bag check will be available.

  • From I-10, take AZ 85 Exit 112 to Yuma/Gila Bend (heading south)
  • Turn Right onto W. Southern Avenue from AZ 85 (heading west)
  • Turn Right onto S. Palo Verde Road from W. Southern Avenue (heading north)
  • Turn Left into the Buckeye Municipal Airport - 3000 S. Palo Verde Road.

Strollers are welcome

No pets allowed on this course

Pacers will be provided for the marathon and half marathon courses courtesy of Marathon Maniacs. Pace times are as follows:

  • Marathon: 3:40, 3:55, 4:10, 4:25, 4:40, 5:00 and 5:30 Half Marathon: 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00.

The marathon course will be a closure time of 6 hours and the half marathon course will have a closure time of 5 hours.


Host Hotels 

Coming Soon!


Course Maps 


On Course Support Information 

Water and Gatorade will be located approximately every two miles of the marathon course through Mile 20 and at every mile there after; for the half marathon and 5K courses, water stations will be available at every mile.
GU Energy Gels will be available during the marathon at miles 8, 16, and 22. For the half marathon gels will be available at mile 8.5.
Restrooms will be located approximately every two miles along the course.

Packet Pickup Opportunities 

Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, January 6th from 3-7pm at Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Phoenix West/Buckeye (map)

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located at 445 S Watson Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326

Race Day Packet Pick-Up will be available beginning at 7:00am at both starting line areas

Event Location & Accomodations

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