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December 03, 2023

Phoenix Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon / 5K / Reindeer Dash

Rio Vista Park • 8866 W. Thunderbird Road (follow road to back of the park near the playground) PeoriaAZ  85381 Organized by StartLine Sports LLC

About this event

Join us as we get Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer ready for delivery day! The Phoenix Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K Run, and Reindeer Dash will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Rio Vista Park. Runners will follow the dedicated running trails of the New River Trail System.



Virtual Run Details

Of course we want you to participate in the Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K event locally but we know things come up.  So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get the medal, and shirt then you still can.  Here is your way to take part in this event no matter where you are.  And of course, all prices include shipping!  Please note that all virtual packets will be mailed following the event on December 3rd

What You Get!!

  • Custom Event Medal for all participants
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve Shirt for all participants
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race Day Participants Only)
  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
  • Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)
  • Owned and operated by StartLine Racing!



Charitable Partner

Proceeds from this event benefit Ryan House


Focusing on quality of life and continuity of care, their care team combines compassion with state-of-the-art care to guide your child through their unique life-limiting or end-of-life journey while providing your whole family with peace, comfort, and support.


Our Mission
With our world-class care and programs, we embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through:
Palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs of the family
Continuity of care from diagnosis to end-of-life
Expert care provided by our prestigious care partners and highly-trained staff
A loving community that offers ongoing support and compassion

Event details and schedule

Mail In Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail In Registration Form.  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.


Race Day Information 

Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7am at Rio Vista Park.

We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

PLEASE NOTE - Your swag selection and size are not guaranteed for those who register on race day.

Race day registration fees will be:

  • Half Marathon - $90
  • Quarter - $60
  • 5K - $50
  • Reindeer Dash - $30

Strollers welcome

Leashed pets welcome

Reindeer dash will be an untimed half mile run. All Reindeer Dash participants will receive a medal, bib and tech shirt. Parents who only want to accompany their children on the course do not need to register.

The course will take you through dedicated running trails (all asphalt and concrete) of the New River Trail System, starting and ending at Rio Vista Park in Peoria - meaning no need for transportation before or after the race just to get back to your car! Please note - this is an open use trail system and does not close for our event.

Due to the common start/finish line, there is no bag check for this event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for due to weather.


Water Stations & Course Support Information 

Water will be located at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 1.55, 3.1, 4.3, 5.5, 6.8, 7.75, 8.7, 10, 11.2, and 12.4
  • Quarter - Miles .8, 2, 3.1, 4.63, and 5.77
  • 5K - Miles .8 and 2.3

Restrooms will be located on the course at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 4.43, 6.8, 8.7, and 11.1
  • Quarter - Miles 2.1 and 4.5

GU Gels will be located on the course at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 6.8 and 8.7

The cut-off time for the Half Marathon will be 4 hours.


Course Maps 

Half Marathon Course Map

Quarter Marathon Course Map

5K Course Map

Reindeer Dash Course Map


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities 

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, December 1st from 3-6pm at Road Runner Sports in N. Phoenix

  • Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd, Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85054 (map)

Race day packet pick-up opens at 7am at Rio Vista Park.




Event schedule 

  •   December 1 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports from 3-6pm
  •   December 3 7:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
  •   December 3 8:00 AM - Half Marathon Begins
  •   December 3 8:15 AM - Reindeer Dash Begins
  •   December 3 8:45 AM - Quarter Marathon Begins
  •   December 3 9:00 AM - 5K Begins
  •   December 3 10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony


Rio Vista Park

8866 W. Thunderbird Road (follow road to back of the park near the playground) PeoriaAZ  85381

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