- $39 for half marathon registration for one ($75 value)
The 47th Annual YMCA Half Marathon takes place at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 17 at South Mountain Park. The course takes races through the path’s secluded paths, offering runners great views of the surrounding desert and nearby Phoenix skyline. In addition to sprinting towards the finish line, teams can also compete for prizes in categories including best costume, best group costume, biggest team, and more. A post-race party kicks the high spirits even higher with live music, a photo booth, and other family-friendly activities. Proceeds from the race benefit the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign.
Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA
There's been a Y in the Valley of the Sun since before there was a state of Arizona. With 18 facilities spread throughout the Phoenix area, the community organization services more than 100,000 families with athletic, childcare, and summer camp activities. No matter the program, each YMCA service is imbued with the same mission: to enrich lives with the principles of leadership, healthy living, and social responsibility. Classes range from boxing to basketball to aquatics, which pair with other youth enrichment opportunities such as babysitting workshops and adventure club.