Phoenix 10K

Phoenix 10K

Phoenix 10K

( 2 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Phoenix,
    United States
  • March
  • 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Gilbert, Arizona, United States
26 22
"Great atmosphere!"
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Laurel 's thoughts:

The pre-race expo was over the top! Tent after tent of vendors were present with samples, coupons, merchandise and sales. It took a good 45 minutes to quickly visit the majority of the vendors and I left with my packet bag full of goodies.

It was slightly challenging to reach the parking lot in the morning, as the majority of roads were closed by 4:30am. The race was a very early one, with a 6:30am start time. Once reaching the parking lot, it was very easy to find a space as all of Mesa Riverview was available for runners. It was a very short walk from car to bus line, and we were quickly loaded onto a school bus which shuttled runners to their start lines.

There was a bank of porta potties immediately after exiting the bus. Luckily, we arrived early as this line took nearly 45 minutes to get through. The start line was energetic, filled with music and excitement. The National Anthem was sung and fireworks were set off. Fireworks were also used as the starting gun.

The race, while titled Phoenix, actually runs through Mesa. The course was well marked, flat and had an excellent cloud cover. One benefit of the early morning start time, was that the sun came up during the start of the race, and the course ran west, making sunglasses unnecessary.

A large amount of spectators were set up along the route, with many locals sitting in their yards. A water station was available every mile of the race, which made for excellent hydration and re-fueling. Each station had water, gatorade, and gels.

After crossing the finish line, runners received an empty bag which was quickly filled with free goodies and giveaways. A large amount of food was available, as were several massage tents.

This race was a very enjoyable experience, and I look forward to completing the half next year.

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