Buckeye Marathon / Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / 1 Mile - Race to the Runway

Buckeye, AZ


Boston Qualifier!

Join us for the 10th 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, and 5K 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.

The 10th Annual Buckeye Marathon / Half Marathon / 10K / 5K / 1 Mile will take place on January 6, 2024.  

All distances will end at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.  The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Obstacle Course will also begin at the airport,  with the Marathon course starting at Sun City Festival Baseball Complex in the Sun City Festival community 

(Marathoners:please park at the Baseball Complex at Sun City Festival - transportation will be provided from the finish line to the start line for marathon participants after the race). 

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.

Thank You To Our Sponsor!

What You Get

  • Custom Event Medal for ALL finishers
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-shirt
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (excluding Virtual Runners and 1 Mile Fun Run) for 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- & Post-Race "Athlete's Brunch" (granola/cereal bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos provided by StartLine Racing on their Website

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On Course Support Information

  • Water and Gatorade will be provided at all water stations.

    • Marathon water stations will be available approximately every two miles through Mile 20 and approximately every mile thereafter.

    • Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K water stations will be available approximately every 1.5 miles.

  • GU Gels will be provided for marathon runners at miles 8, 16, and 22 and half marathon runners at mile 8.5.

  • Restrooms will be located approximately evry two miles along the course.

Parking & Shuttle Information

  • Marathon Parking & Shuttles

    • We ask that all marathon participants park at the starting line location (Cun City Festival Baseball Fields)

    • Shuttles will be available from the finish line area to return you to your vehicle, running every 30 minutes from Noon - 3:00pm

  • On race day there will be alternate directions to the Buckeye Municpal Airport due to road closures for the race route.  Please usthe the following directions to the event area at the airport:

    • 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)

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Check In will be available beginning at 8:00am at Sun City Festival Baseball Field for the Marathon and at 9:00am at Buckeye Municipal Airport for all other distances.

  • Wheelchair and stroller friendly event.  NO PETS will be allowed on the course.

  • The marathon course will have a cut-off time of six (6) hours; the half marathon will have a cut-off time of five (5) hours.

Event Schedule

  • January 5th 3:00PM -  Packet Pick-Up at TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Buckeye from 3:00 - 7:00pm

  • January 6th 7:00AM -  Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup Begins for Marathon Runners at Sun City Festival Baseball Field

  • January 6th 8:00AM -  Marathon Begins

  • January 6th 8:00AM -  Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup Begins for Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile at Buckeye Municipal Airport

  • January 6th 9:00AM -  Half Marathongins

  • January 6th 9:15AM -  10K Begins

  • January 6th 9:30AM -  5K Begins

  • January 6th 9:45AM -  1 Mile Begins

  • January 6th 10:30AM - Award Ceremon Begins (approx)

When & Where

Jan 6, 2024


8:00 AM

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