Whether it’s the first time or the tenth, running a marathon (or any race) is never a walk in the park. That's why we created the CLIF Pace Team, an experienced community of pace leaders who support all level of runners, helping them reach their goals one step at a time.
Pace Team Events
The Marathon has 3,000 participants that begins in east Mesa just below the large white Phoenix sign painted on the Usery Mountain. Phoenix Marathon runners will experience nearly 1,000 feet of net elevation loss in this fast Boston Qualifier. In 2017, we had nearly 22% of our runners Qualify for Boston!