It takes approximately 52,000 steps to run/walk 26.2 miles (a marathon). And just like succeeding at any big goal, we're focused on taking it... step by step.
RUN, WALK, OR NOT: This is a Progressive Marathon -- The race is broken up into segments with 5 starting and 5 finish lines. Don't feel like doing a whole marathon? No sweat. Run or walk as far as you like, and meet up with us to celebrate at as many finish lines as you like.
MAXIMUM FITNESS – The official starting line. Join in the pre-race stretch and enjoy bottles of Fit+ Well endurance formulas to fuel up.
S&V URBAN ITALIAN – Known for wood-burning pizzas, authentic Italian eats & hand crafted fresh fruit martinis, come meet new friends & win prizes in a family-friendly environment while participants refuel & prepare for the next split. Then, stick around for brunch or join us for the next part of the race.
THE VIG – Count on joining us at the fun, friendly, upscale neighborhood tavern that appeals to any and all in the heart of Scottsdale for awesome drinks, bites & cool stuff to win while participants catch their breath for the next split. Hang around for lunch afterwards or join us for the next part of the race.
PIG & PICKLE – Simple, Humble, Good. Join us at one of Scottsdale's coolest neighborhood joints for hand-crafted cocktails, farm-to-table deliciousness and fun prizes while participants catch their breath for the next split. Stick around for amazing eats & beverage or join us for the next part of the race.
LA BOCCA – Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar brings together everyone’s all-time favorite Mediterranean & Italian ingredients. Meet us in the center of Tempe for fabulous drinks & food, plus prizes while participants catch their breath for the next split. Hang around afterwards or join the next part of the race.
HOTEL VALLEY HO – Historically Hip, and named “one of the best-preserved mid-century hotels in the country", HVH is the perfect place to gather for the grande finale finish line and afterparty. Join us in congratulating participants for going the distance with a finisher's prize ceremony (for all distances achieved), and wind down with a champagne toast, yummy eats, and cake - (We definitely earned cake).
This is different than your typical road race. Really different. It's more like a Meet Up that goes on for 26.2 miles. Show up for as much or little of it as you want. Use our routes or don't... It's all up to you.
This race is for FUN, and most importantly, it is for CHARITY to benefit Action for Healthy Kids.
With that in mind, here's a few major differences and things to note: