The Best Road Races in Arizona!

Are you ready to break a sweat while traversing stunningly beautiful, yet challenging terrain? Or maybe you’re just interested in watching one of those thrilling events? Arizona has exhilarating races sprinkled all throughout the state, just waiting for you to join in or come watch. Here are the best road races in Arizona.

Rugged Maniac, Phoenix, AZ

This rugged and intense race course is full of obstacles such as “Frog Hop,” “Tipping Point, “Pyromaniac,” and 25 other challenges that would get you all muddy. 

Tough Mudder

From “Cage Crawl” where you’ll have to crawl under a 60 feet steel fence to “Electroshock Therapy” where you have to jump over bales of hay that are covered by live wires, you get it all here!  

Terrain Race -Tucson 2023 , Tucson, AZ

Terrain Race - Tucson 2023 stays true to its name offering participants a series of complex obstacles that involves a lot of sliding, jumping, dodging, and crawling. Not to mention the muddy path and wet tracks where you are bound to get dirty! Also your kids can enjoy the monkey races while you get all messy. 

Flagstaff Extreme, Flagstaff, AZ

The 5K and 10K running tracks run along the pine trees of Flagstaff offering you a stunning view of the deciduous forests. You’ll also have to encounter six-foot walls, climb cargo nets, and crawl through muddy trenches to finish first.  

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, AZ

The race track runs along some pretty iconic locations starting from the Mill Ave Bridge and finishing at Tempe Beach park. This path runs along the Tempe Lake and is followed by a festival featuring live bands, good food, and other entertainment stalls. 

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Feb
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Elephant Mountain Trail Runs

6:00 AM
Cave Creek Regional Park, Cave Creek, AZ
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Feb
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Mesa Marathon

6:30 AM
Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, AZ
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Feb
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PVSchools Community 5K

8:45 AM
Horizon High School, Phoenix, AZ
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Feb
05

Fleet Feet Arizona Trail Race

7:30 AM
La Posta Quemada Ranch, Vail, AZ
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Feb
05

Runner's Den Pancake Run

7:30 AM
Paradise Valley Mall, Phoenix, AZ
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Feb
11

Pemberton Trail 50K And 25K

7:00 AM
McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Fountain Hills, AZ
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Feb
11

Lovers Lane 5K

7:30 AM
Arizona Falls, Phoenix, AZ
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Feb
11

Ryan's Rally For Mental Health Superheroes

7:30 AM
Sandra Day O'Connor High School, Phoenix, AZ
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Feb
11

Ruck 4 Freedom

8:00 AM
American Leadership Academy-Ironwood Campus, Queen Creek, AZ
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Feb
11

Cupid’s Chase 5k

9:00 AM
Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, Tucson, AZ
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Feb
18

Black Canyon Ultras

7:00 AM
Mayer Junior Senior High School, Mayer, AZ
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Feb
19

Black Canyon Ultras

7:00 AM
Mayer Junior Senior High School, Mayer, AZ
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Feb
19

Christiansen Trail Run

7:30 AM
Mountain View Park, Phoenix, AZ
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