The Arizona Distance Classic, described as the most scenic Arizona race event of the year, takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, March 23, 2014. Drawing walkers, runners and wheelchair racers locally and from around the country, the Arizona Distance Classic benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma society and the Angola Project.
The Arizona Distance Classic is a true Celebration of the Healthy Active lifestyle. We encourage runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to participate. The breathtaking course is open and fully supported for 4 hours. Plentiful aid stations and cheer groups line the course through the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina mountains. At the finish line celebration, every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher's medal and bountiful post race refreshments.
Lou Waters, Special to the Explorer
You've retired from life's hurlyburly. You're in your 60s or 70s and the walls start closing in. Retirement will often do that — slow life down and close you off from an active social life. You end up, hour after hour, at the foot of your television either watching the soaps or increasing your anxiety about the future of the world by absorbing the clatter of "cable news". Life has become empty and you need to fill it up. …full story
Join the Team in Training runners and walkers to get fit, stay fit, make friends and raise money for Leukemia Lymphoma Society to fund research and patient resources. Team in Training is more than a fund-raising or even a training team. It is a family brought together to meet common goals and INSPIRE! Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon is incredibly proud to be a Team in Training preferred race partner. Check out this video to learn more and join the movement to beat blood cancers. GO TEAM!
Whether you incorporate massage into your training or choose to indulge in a rare rub-down after a race, we're helping you pamper yourself in Tucson. We are working with several therapeutic and spa partners to offer you Arizona Distance Classic discounts for that coveted, and much deserved muscle kneading action! Please consider treating yourself with one of our offers. Be sure to shout out on Facebook or Twitter about your experience! …full details
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“The Valley of Gold Half Marathon was the best-run race we have ever participated in—and we've been in quite a few! Thank you for this race that is in such a beautiful place, at a wonderful time of year, with fabulous support on the course and an opportunity to buy VIP privileges (portapotties with no lines is an excellent concept).” ...more feedback