The 10 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 10 best road races in Arizona.

1. Redneck Run, Glendale, AZ

This country-themed marathon has a variety of tracks ranging from 5K, 10K, 10K plunger or relay and Country Mile. The event also consists of a fancy dress competition of sorts that anyone can participate in.

2. Rugged Maniac I, 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. 

3. 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!  

4. Dionysus Dash 5K, Florence, AZ

Dashing through the vineyard wrapped in a toga and getting free wine and snacks at the end of the day. Sounds fun right? Well, that’s what the Dionysus Dash offers. This race course runs through a thick vineyard where participants get free wine and complimentary t-shirts plus a whole lot of goodies for winners.

5. Dirty Girl Mud Run, Chandler, AZ

This is an all women race that involves a lot of mud, running and fun without a time limit! The Dirty Girl Mud Run features a whole lot of events such as “You Go Girl” “Hot Mess” and “Get Over Yourself” were participants are judged on their running, climbing, and jumping capabilities. 

6. Warrior Dash, Glendale, AZ

This 12K race track consists of 12 obstacles including the notoriously famous “Goliath” where participants have to climb a two-story wall and slide down the other side. In another event, the “Warrior Roast” you have to jump over a line of fire. Now that sounds fun!

7. Tucson Extreme Terrain Mud Run, Tucson, AZ

The Tucson Extreme Terrain 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. 

8. Strides 4 Spines, Phoenix, AZ

Held at the pretty and picturesque Arizona Falls, participants have to overcome a series of fun hindrances set along the 5K or 10K race track.

9. 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.  

10. Rock ā€˜nā€™ 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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