On June 28 2013, a cloud to ground lightning sparked what would become the deadliest wildfie on record in Arizona. The fire claimed more than 8,000 acres and 127 structures in Yarnell, while taking the lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighter crew. The Yarnell Memorial Run was established in 2014 in memory of the 19 and in honor of their families.
Yarnell is located 25 miles north of Wickenburg on State Highway 89, and is nestled between Antelope Peak and the Weaver Mountains. The area is known as Yarnell Hill, boasting an elevaton of 4,800 feet. It is surrounded by state forest. Visitors are greeted by Yarnell's appropriate slogan, "Where the Desert Breeze Meets the Mountain Air". This mountain air is crisp and clean; views are unrestricted on Yarnell Hill, where you can see 10 miles or more!
The actual event in Yarnell will be limited to 500 people.
Event details and schedule
Is your company or organization looking to get involved in an amazing cause while bringing in great exposure? Consider sponsoring our event! Many different levels to fit every budget or need.
More information on different sponsorship levels and how to get involved check out our Sponsorship Opportunities here!
What You Get!
- Custom Event Finisher's Medal for all participants
- Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants
- Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups in the 19K, 10K and 5K distances (Race Day Participants 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)
- Event Managed by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
Virtual Run Details
Of course we want you to participate in the Yarnell Memorial Run 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 the 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!
After you complete your run we want to share in your success! Just post your time to our event page on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/startlineracingaz
Please note that all items will be shipped following the event on June 5th.
Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!
Race Day Information
Race Day Check In will be available beginning at 5:45am.
There is no race day registration
Strollers are welcome but please note the course is a mix of dirt and pavement.
Leashed pet friendly event.
Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.
Packet Pick-Up Opportunities
Packet Pick-up is available on Friday, June 4th at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix (map) from 3-7pm
Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, Arizona 85054
- Saturday, June 5th at Yarnell Assembly of God (race location) beginning at 5:45am.
June 4th 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix from 3-7pm
June 5th 5:45 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
June 5th 6:30 AM - Opening Ceremony
June 5th 6:45 AM - 19K Run Begins
June 5th 7:00 AM - 10K Run Begins
June 5th 7:15 AM - 5K Run Begins