The High Mountain Half marathon is the perfect fall race to escape the high temps of the lower elevations and plan a cool, relaxing destination race vacation. It is also a great training race for a fall marathon. The half marathon course is a point to point race where runners will be bused from Blue Ridge High School starting at 5am for a cool, crisp 6:30am start time. Runners will be surrounded by beautiful cedar and pine trees as they travel down Porter Mountain road and into the town of Pinetop/Lakeside finishing up at Blue Ridge High School track. There will be plenty of Pre race activities on Friday night as well as fun family activities at the finish line an evening festivities around town.
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup and day before registration: Friday August 5th at Blue Ridge High School 4pm to 8pm. 1200 West White Mountain BLVD. Lakeside AZ. Please note that day before registration does not guarantee a shirt but we will do our best. Day before registrants can pick up bibs the day before and their swag and shirts post-race at the finishers circle.
Phoenix Valley Packet Pickup: Thursday August 4th 3:00PM to 7:00PM Road Runner Sports Tempe Retail Location
Parking: Blue Ridge High School various parking lots
Buses for Half Marathon: Buses will start shuttling racers to the start at 4:30am
Start time: Start time for the Half 6:30am (walkers 6am) 5k Start 7am
Kids fun run 11am
Course: Half marathon course is a point to point ending at the High School. 5k is a there and back starting at the High School track
Additional Parking for spectators: Spectators can Park at 3050 Porter Mountain road at Blue Ridge Middle School. This is at mile 11 of the Half Marathon Course
Waivers are to be signed with Active and day before registrations will be signed at packet pickup
We have cooler temps here in the mountains. Our low could be as low as 51 at the start and then hit the high 70's to low 80's at the peak of the day.
Cut Off Times: Our race is a closed course with traffic control. However, the course will open at these locations at the following times.
- Porter Mountain and Penrod at 9:05 am this is at mile10.2
- Penrod and HW 260 at 9:53 This is at mile 12
- End 10am Mile 13.1
These times will accommodate a runner running between a 15 min mile and 16 min mile pace.
Shirts: Shirts are male and female specific and run small. Order a size up!
Team Registration: Youth teams must be set up by someone who is 18 or over. If a youth wishes to join a team that has not already been set up by an adult they will need to have one set up for them. Coaches, or another person over the age of 18, must go to the registration page and register under "non participating team captain" to set up new youth team. This is free of charge. Youth may then select their team from the pull down menu. In addition, any coach wishing to run with their youth team may contact me after setting up their team with registered runners and recieve a one time use discount code to register themselves with the same youth pricing. Adult teams can be created by any adult. The person to create the team is the "captain". You may contact the race director to change your "captain". Once a team is created it will be available for any registrant to join. Teams can be made up of both adults and youth and runners of all distances. The only exception are those participating in the relay. They form their own 2 man teams. The race director can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org