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The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Northwest Medical Center 5k
  • A Free VIP Race Upgrade for all Hotel Guests.
  • Oro Valley Vice Mayor and Former CNN News Anchor Lou Waters Named Honorary Race Director
  • Join us in Oro Valley, A World Class Town
  • Run and Walk for a reason!

  • World Class Partners Make a World Class Event!
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    Save $10 if you Register By Midnight on Thursday, January 31st!
    Join us for The ULTIMATE Boutique Running and Walking Celebration in the Real Southwest on March 24th!
    January 28, 2013

    08 AZ Medals Greetings!

    Register by January 31st and Save $10 as the registration fee will increase on February 1st for the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Northwest Medical Center 5k.

    We want YOU to be part of the celebration. Register Now!

    Registration is on record pace. This year registration is up. Way up. We will cap the field to keep the Ultimate Boutique Experience for all of our participants.

    Check out what all the excitement is about in this video.

    You are receiving this email as you are already registered or we thought you might like to be part of the ultimate boutique running and walking celebration.

    Are you celebrating a special occasion? The Event is again providing a limited number of VIP upgrades to make the Classic experience even more special. The VIP upgrade package is only $75 and space is very limited. The Upgrade is FREE if you reserve a room at the Hilton El Conquistador. You may upgrade during the registration process. If you are already registered and now want to upgrade to VIP, email us at

    Come for the Race, then Stay and Make it a Vacation! Check out these cool things to do while you are staying in Oro Valley.

    Check out these Spa Partners and pamper yourself before or after the race, or better yet both!

    Hilton Pool 10 A Free VIP Race Upgrade for all Hotel Guests.
    Book Your Room at the Hilton El Conquistador NOW!

    Our room block is almost sold out! The resort can guarantee your room if you register this week!. If you do, you will receive your FREE VIP race upgrade which includes the official race jacket, race packet delivery directly to the resort, catered VIP tent and private portapotties!

    The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort is the Arizona Distance Classic official race headquarters hotel. Enjoy breathtaking views of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains at this AAA Four Diamond resort in Oro Valley. Relax and play at this unique desert oasis, featuring sparkling pools and a 143-foot waterslide.

    The Arizona Distance Classic VIP event upgrade room rate is $169/night. Call (520) 544-5000 to reserve your room today.

    Note: VIP event upgrade will be applied only to the participant under whom the room is booked. To upgrade other race participants in your party, email information to

    Lou Waters Oro Valley Vice Mayor and Former CNN News Anchor Lou Waters Named Honorary Race Director
    Mr. Waters will start the ADC Events then Lead The Champion's Mile!

    We are excited and honored that Lou Waters, Oro Valley Town Councilmember and Vice Mayor, has agreed to be the honorary race director for the 9th annual event on March 24, 2013. In his semi-retirement from an immensely successful 40+ year career in journalism, Mr. Waters has dedicated himself to maintaining and enhancing the prosperity of the Town of Oro Valley. He is a long-time fitness enthusiast who passionately advocates the establishment of healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.

    As Honorary Race Director, Lou will officially start the event, address the crowd then jump right in and lead the One Mile Champions Walk.

    Oro Valley Join us in Oro Valley, A World Class Town
    It's In Our Nature!

    Oro Valley is an amazing host for our event. Oro Valley is a planned community of 41,011 cradled in the shadows of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains with hiking trails through Catalina State Park, hiking and bicycle trails throughout the Town, world class golf courses, horseback riding and a long valued cultural tradition.

    The Town has been given many accolades through the years, and is proud to be part of the lists below:

    Best Places to Live in America.

    Best Towns for Families.

    Best Places in America to Live and Launch a Small Business.

    The town is located in the high Sonoran Desert with average high temperatures of 83.4 degrees and average lows of 53.8 degrees and breathtaking beauty.

    Located just miles north of the Tucson city limits, services like the University of Arizona and Tucson International Airport are just steps away.

    Here is an overview of this World Class Town.

    AZ Team Photo Run and Walk for a reason!
    We are Proud to Benefit Team in Training!

    Run or Walk for a Reason!. Join the Team in Training runners and walkers to get fit, stay fit and raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund research and patient resources. Team in Training is more than a fund-raising or even a training team. It is a family brought together to meet common goals and INSPIRE!

    The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon is incredibly proud to benefit Team in Training through our partnership. Check out this video to learn more and join the movement to beat blood cancers. GO TEAM!

    We Want YOU to come Celebrate with US!
    A huge thank you to Mayor Hiremath, The Town of Oro Valley, Ventana Medical Systems, Northwest Medical Centers and All About Running and Walking for helping us build a world class event in this world class Town. Come join us to experience the ultimate boutique running and walking experience. For those of you that participate every year, we can't wait to see you again. If you have not yet joined us, we want you to come see what we mean when we say the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon is the Ultimate Destination Running and Walking Celebration.

    Get Fit. Stay Fit. Live Fit.

    David Babner, Race Director