Melrose District | Midtown Phoenix, Arizona

Saturday, March 18, 2023



Skateboards, skates, bicycles, wagons, and the like are not allowed. For the safety of pets and participants, pets are not permitted at this event.

Sports strollers, running chairs, handcycles, sports wheelchairs, prostheses, walkers, and canes are allowed. When planning to use a sports stroller, running chair, handcycle, sports wheelchair, prosthesis, walker, or cane, it must be selected as a part of your race registration or added later through change requests.

When needing to participate with an approved service dog, contact us to make this request.

Personal Information

For each participant to receive email and text notifications on race day or a participant feedback survey, ensure each registered participant has a unique email address and cell phone number, not a landline.

If you have accidentally typo’d during your registration or registered another participant with inaccurate information, it will remain incorrect in race day results unless you take the necessary steps to identify and correct it.

Participating with inaccurate information in your race entry, such as gender and birthdate, or participating as someone else, affects everyone, not just you.

Always make sure your information is accurate, including taking steps to transfer your race entry to someone else when needed. Doing so is free.

Validate the information in your registration confirmation at the time of receipt and on the results monitors on race day or online immediately following your completion of the race. Pay particular attention to gender, birth date or age, age group division, and the spelling of your name.

In advance of the event, to correct a discrepancy in your race entry or to transfer it, go to change requests, or you can make changes onsite during pre-packet pickup and onsite registration or race day packet pickup and onsite registration.

If you identify a discrepancy in your race entry upon completing the race, go to the timing station near the finish line before the results are finalized and have it reviewed for correction. After the results close, you can send an email to for review to determine what, if anything, can be done to address your concern.

Correctly Wearing Your Bib

Correctly wearing your bib will help ensure accurate reads as you cross timing points and ultimately help ensure a recordable timing result. It will also help make sure a race crew member does not stop you on the course due to not correctly displaying your bib.

Always place your bib on your front torso unobstructed. Alternatively, attaching your bib to an upper thigh facing forward is okay. Do not bend the timing chip, remove the foam tape covering it, or put the bib anywhere else on your body, including the back of your torso or where it is hidden. In addition to helping ensure timing chip reads, the foam tape also helps prevent moisture from getting onto the timing chip from sweat or rain. Keep your bib away from liquid.

If needed, safety pins are available at onsite registration to help you attach your bib to your clothing.

Race Category

You may not participate in any race category where you are not registered. Instead, take the necessary steps to transfer your race entry to the new race category you want to participate in.   View change requests for details on correctly moving your entry into a new category.

Deactivating Your Bib

If you have secured your bib, have it with you on race day, and have decided not to participate in the race, make sure you have gone to the timing station to have the bib deactivated. Not doing so can cause your bib to read placing you into race results as participating in error and affecting the result placements and awards of those who did the race. Similarly, please do the same for anyone else’s bib you have that is not participating.

If you start the race and for any reason do not complete the full course, make sure you go to the timing station to have your bib deactivated. Not doing this can place you into race results in error and affect the result placements and awards of those who did complete the race.

Race Shirt

Though we do our best to forecast the sizes of the race shirts, they are not guaranteed. If you do not receive the shirt size you want, you can go to registration immediately following the race to determine whether or not an exchange is possible. You must not wear any shirt you receive if you want to attempt exchanging it after the run.


When offered, swag bags are available while supplies last. Swag bags have a mixture of goodies inside from multiple sources. Content may vary from bag to bag and swag is not guaranteed as a part of your registration.


Medical is available through our partner Medical Paramedics.  A stationary ambulance will be located at the start, finish and expo block party and there will be mobile units (bikes) out on the course routes.  If you are needing medical assistance as you approach an aid station let a race crew member know.  If you believe you or someone else may be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately and notify a race crew member. The aid station locations can be viewed on the course maps under course information.

Aid Stations

Water stations are approximately every 1.5 miles to 2.5 miles for the half marathon, 10K, and the 5K. Water will also be available at the start and finish.  Select aid stations will offer energy drinks and gel (half marathoners) to help keep you hydrated. The aid station locations can be viewed on the course maps under course information.


Portable toilets will be available at the start, finish, and Celebration Party and Health & Wellness Expo and at designated aid stations on the course routes.  The aid station locations can be viewed on the course maps under course information.

Bag Check

This event does offer a bag check service  — View bag check for more details.

Participant Food & Beverage

While supplies last, light refreshments will be available to participants at the refreshment table before and after the half marathon, 10K, and 5K races.

Bringing Guests or Participating with Friends and Family

Bring your friends and family with you as your cheerleading squad and, if your friends and family are participating with you, consider creating a team during race registration. View teams for more details.