Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon set to return to metro Phoenix in January

Dec 15, 2021, 12:00 PM

PHOENIX — Get those running shoes ready as the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon returns to metro Phoenix next month.

One of the Valley’s signature events to kick off the new year, the Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will take place Jan. 15-16.

Distances available include the full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K.

“Our Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona ambassador team has been attending group runs and events, and we have seen the excitement our community has for the return of Rock ‘n’ Roll to the Valley,” Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Ambassador Jeremy Heath said in a press release.

“Runners are ready to experience everything Rock ‘n’ Roll has to offer once again, and they’re itching to get to the start line.”

A winter sale takes place Wednesday and will last for only one day, offering discount registration prices. Regular registration prices for the event run from $49 for the 5K and up to $129 for the full marathon.

Runners enjoy scenic views of the greater metro Phoenix area, including the red rocks of Papago, along with music and entertainment.

The marathon in the past has drawn more than 25,000 runners to the area and tens of thousands of spectators.

The 2021 Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phoenix serves as the kickoff to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, the world’s largest running series, with races also taking place in cities around the country and world including Las Vegas, Washington D.C., New Orleans, Nashville, Estado de México and Madrid.

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Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon set to return to metro Phoenix in January