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The 10th Annual Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, Splendido 5K and Splendido Super Mile presented by Northwest Medical Center is this
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014!

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Race packets, your Event Guide and Event Shirt  can be picked up at ALL ABOUT RUNNING AND WALKING in Oro Valley on the following dates & times:


Fri. 3/21: 10 am-5 pm 

Sat. 3/22: 8 am-5 pm  


All About Running and Walking is located at 12162 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. #140, Oro Valley, AZ 85755. For more information you can reach them at (520) 469-7084. Click here for a map to All About Running and Walking. 


We STRONGLY recommend getting your race packet on Friday or Saturday. If you cannot, there will be limited packet pickup on race morning from 5 am-6 am at Ventana Medical Systems inside the building (at the event Start/Finish site).


It is IMPORTANT to bring a copy of your confirmation to packet pick up. Please print the email you received earlier this week or by following these instructions: 


2. Type in your name

3. Click on your name

4. Click on the "PRINT THIS" icon and bring a copy of the confirmation

Present your confirmation at packet pick up (either on paper or on your smart phone).



You may have someone else pick up your packet or pick up for a friend. If you are picking up for a friend or family member please bring a copy of their confirmation as well.


Questions?  Email us at


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We strongly recommend that you arrive early on race morning! You will be joining thousands of your closest friends. The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon will start sharply at 7:00am, and the Splendido 5K will start at 7:15am.


Parking for all event participants, friends, family and volunteers will be located in the West lots at Ventana Medical Systems, located right at the event start/finish area. Click the link above for a Google Maps link.


There is plenty of parking for everyone, but please make sure to give yourself extra time as it will be busy on race morning.


To get to the event and parking lot:

From Tucson:

Take Oracle Road to Tangerine Road and turn west. Proceed 1 mile to Innovation Park Drive and turn north to parking.

From Interstate 10:

Take the Tangerine Road Exit and turn east. Proceed approximately 13 miles to Innovation Park Drive and turn north to parking.


Click here for a map.













Course Map

The Arizona Distance Classic features a half marathon (13.1 miles), a quarter marathon (6.55 miles), a 5K and a 1 mile event.


Click here to view the course map and elevation information.



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Our fully supported course will have 7 Aid stations at the following mile markers:

  • 2.0 
  • 3.8 
  • 4.8 
  • 6.6 * GU Energy Gel Station
  • 8.4
  • 10.4
  • 11.9

All aid stations will feature water and Raspberry GU Brew. Mile 6.6 will have Tri Berry and Strawberry Banana GU Energy Gel.


The Splendido 5K will have one aid station at mile 2.0.




Start Times


All events will start at Ventana Medical Systems Inc.

1910 Innovation Park Drive, Oro Valley, Arizona, (click here for a map) at the following times:

  • 6:55 am Half Marathon Wheelchair
  • 7:00 am Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon
  • 7:00 am Arizona Distance Classic Quarter Marathon
  • 7:15 am Splendido 5K Run/Walk
  • 10:00 am Kids Fun Run
  • 10:30 am Splendido Super Mile (Senior Walk)
Gear Check
We will have a GEAR CHECK tent at the race.
Your bag must be marked with your NAME and BIB NUMBER. We can not accept any bags without both! 
There will be an area marked GEAR CHECK in the parking lot at Ventana Medical. You can drop your bags off at that location. 
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Results will be posted here following the event. Click here to view past results.
Photos will be posted on our AZ Distance Classic Facebook page here and Oro Valley Photography will offer official finisher's photos for the 2014 Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon.
Half Marathon Medal
Every Arizona Distance Classic participant receives:
  • Gender Specific Technical Shirt
  • Aid Stations Along the Course and at the Finish
  • Distance Specific Ultimate Finisher's Medal!
  • Food, beverages and a post race expo at the finish line!

IMPORTANT - Make sure you LIKE 
the AZ Distance Classic Facebook Page and check the feed for important traffic, weather and race information updates on race day. Facebook is also great place to ask last-minute questions about the AZ Distance Classic.


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Don't forget to tag your photos with the hashtag #AZDistanceClassic on all of your social media sites!

This is one of the most scenic races in the country. It has truly become a world class race, with a world class course in a world class town. Thank you for joining us, and I look forward to seeing you on race day. 
Giddy up, 
David Babner, Race Director