As an Arizona running tradition for 98 years, the Whiskey Row Marathon is among the toughest races in the country. Featuring rugged terrain, an altitude in excess of one mile above sea level and, on occasion, severe weather, it’s challenging, fun and offers a number of running routes for runners of all skill and fitness levels, including a half marathon, a 10k and a 2 mile run/walk.
Come join runners from all over the county in this prestigious event – and show your friends and family that you were "Tough Enough"!
AZ Race Series
Our 43rd Annual Whiskey Row Marathon is excited to be part of this series.
Visit https://seriesrunner.com/events/whiskey-row-marathon-half/ for more information.
This out-and-back course is considered one of the most challenging in the United States. Starting at 5,280 feet, the elevation increases to 7,000 feet over the first seven miles, then down to 5,600 feet at the 13-mile turn around. The course is paved road for the first and last five miles, while the rest of the running route is a trail race on a dirt road maintained by the US Forest Service.
Please note: The 10K and 5 K are loop courses.
Marathon, Half Marathon: Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar heading South, turn West (right) on Goodwin, North (right) on Summit, West (left) on Gurley, South (left) on Hassayampa Village Ln, West (right) on Copper Basin and onto Forest Service dirt road to almost Thumb Butte Park. Half Marathon turns around at water station #4. The course is out and back.
10K: The 10K is a loop course. Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar heading South, West (right) on Goodwin, stay left onto Summit which turns into Glenwood, North (right) on Park, West (left) on Glendale, East (right) on Coronado, North (left) on Park, West (left) on Gurley, South (left) on Hassayampa Village Ln, East (left) on Copper Basin, North (left) on White Spar to finish line.
5K: The 5K is a loop course. Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar heading South, West (right) on Goodwin, stay left onto Summit which turns into Glenwood, North (right) on Park, West (left) on Glendale, West (left) on Coronado, West (right) on Country Club, South (left) on Highland, East (left) on Copper Basin, North (left) on White Spar to finish line.
.3 Mile Family Dash: Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar. Go around the Courthouse to the finish line.
10K Route - Street Map View
10K Route - Hybrid Map View
Click here to see 10K map on MapMyRun
Course Descriptions with water station locations and directions.
Marathon Course in Runkeeper - Click here
Garmin GPX Files
Click on the links below and and click "Save As" to download the files to your computer. You'll be able to upload them to your GPS device via your Garmin software.
Google Earth Files
If you have Google Earth installed you can see the routes in detail. Click "Save As" and then click on the files to launch Google Earth. You need to have it installed on your computer already. To install it, Click Here.
Fast Facts for WRM Runners:
Runners and guests may park in the city’s five-story parking garage on Granite Street (located less than two blocks from the starting line). A $5 parking fee may apply. Streets around the area will be closed. We do NOT advise parking on streets downtown.
Runners may store valuables or drop bags labeled with their bib numbers. These items may be picked up at the Finish Line/Refreshment Garden area after the race.
Please note: Clothing and other items discarded along the running routes will be available for pick up at noon on Sunday, October 10th at the James Family Prescott YMCA. Items not picked up by October 31st will be donated to local charities.