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December 31, 2024 - January 01, 2025

35th Annual Midnight Madness Run

Tempe Kiwanis Park • 6111 S All America Way TempeAZ  85283 Organized by StartLine Sports LLC

About this event

Looking to get one last run in before we say goodbye to 2024? Want to be able to say you did Phoenix's first 5K of 2025?

StartLine Racing is honored to continue a true Phoenix area tradition by hosting the 35th Annual Midnight Madness run as we celebrate the end of 2024 and the start of a new race year!

This year's event will feature the final race of 2024 on December 31st at 10:30pm and the first race of 2025 with a run on January 1st at 12:10am with a New Year's Celebration and Sparkling Cider toast in between.

Event details and schedule

Mail-in Registration Form 

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

 

Virtual Registration 

Of course we would love for you to run the 35th Annual Midnight Madness event with us locally but we understand plans change. So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get BOTH medals and the long sleeve pullover then you still can! Here is a way for you to take part in this annual event no matter where you are! And of course all prices include shipping! Please note that all items will be shipped after the completion of the event on January 1st. Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com

 

What You Get! 

  • Custom Event Finisher's Medal. For those running in both events you will receive 2 separate medals that fit together to form one large medal.
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech LONG SLEEVE Pullover. 
  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race day participants only). Our age groups are the following:
    • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
  • Sparkling Cider Toast at Midnight
  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Snack" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google
  • Owned by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
 

Race Day Information 

  • Race day registration opens at 9pm. Cost on race day will be the following:
    • Double Down - $60
    • Final of 2024/First of 2025 - $50
  • We accept credit, cash and check on race day.
  • Leashed Pet friendly!
  • There are no refunds due to inclement weather.
  • Due to the common start/finish line, there will be no bag check for this event.
  • This event is limited to 800 participants.
  • Race Day Check In will be available beginning at 9:00pm.
 

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Packet Pick-Up Opportunities 

You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

  • Monday, December 30th from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Road Runner Sports - Tempe
    • Road Runner Sports is located at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 (map)
  • Tuesday, December 31st starting at 9:00pm at Kiwanis Park - South Entrance (event site)
   

Event schedule 

  •   December 30 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix 3-6pm
  •   December 31 9:00 PM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
  •   December 31 10:30 PM - Final 5K Begins
  •   December 31 11:30 PM - Final 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)
  •   January 1 12:10 AM - First 5K Begins
  •   January 1 1:05 AM - First 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

When

December 31, 2024 - January 01, 2025

Tuesday, Wednesday

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Location

Tempe Kiwanis Park

6111 S All America Way TempeAZ  85283

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Categories

Final 5K of 2024 - Individual Age group/open

$35.00
in 12 days $40.00

First 5K of 2025 - Individual Age group/open

$35.00
in 12 days $40.00

Double Down!! - Final 5K and First 5K - Individual Age group/open

$45.00
in 12 days $50.00

Virtual Run - Individual Age group/open

$40.00

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