2021 Races Will Be In-Person & Virtual

While we are eagerly planning for an in-person event this fall, we are also planning for continued COVID mitigation. Please understand that some details, such as the Finish Line Expo, will not be determined until closer to race day when we can determine and follow the most up-to-date CDC guidelines. Be sure to subscribe to our emails and follow us on Facebook for updates.

For those who still feel most comfortable running on their own, we will continue to offer a virtual option for both races.

Virtual Registration Cost: $30

*Sign up for athlete tracking HERE*

*Please note that the Half Marathon and 10K start at

Half Marathon

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Start Location: Higley High School
4068 E. Pecos Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Gear drop-off available


Registration Costs: 

$75 thru August 31

$85 September 1-30

$95 October 1 - Race Day


Start Time: 9:00 AM

Start Location: Nichols Park
700 N. Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234

No gear drop


Registration Costs:

$40 thru August 31

$45 September 1-30

$50 October 1 - Race Day

Pick Your Race and Register Today!

Online registration closes on Thursday, November 18 at 9:00 AM.
You can register in-person at packet pick-up or race morning at the starting areas.


New in 2021: We will NOT have water stations with disposable cups. Instead, runners will have to carry their own hydration bottles, belts, or vests and we will offer refill stations. This is to reduce COVID risk AND our environmental impact.


Parking is available at both start locations. But please plan ahead as road closures WILL affect your access to parking lots. Note that each race has a different start time and location. There is NO PARKING AT THE FINISH or it the surrounding neighborhoods. Spectators, please park in the designated areas shown on the map below.

Half Marathon Parking

Parking is at Higley High School, the Higley Unified School District north of the high school, and the LDS church west of the high school. *Please refer to the road closures for cut off times to enter these parking lots.

10K Parking

Parking is at Nichols Park in the dirt parking lot off of Higley Rd., just south of Guadalupe Rd. We recommend approaching the parking lot from the north due to road closures.


School bus shuttles will pick you up at the finish area and bring you back to your starting point. There will be separate shuttles for the Half Marathon start and the 10k start. Shuttles will start at approximately
10:00 AM and leave as each bus fills. The last shuttle will leave after the final runner crosses the finish line.

Race Route

The Gilbert Half Marathon and 10k run through the heart of Gilbert, Arizona. The course is flat and fast, making it a great first time experience or a PR possibility.

For half marathoners, the course begins at Higley High School. Then runners race along the corn fields along Gilbert’s most popular canals and through premiere parks– including the Riparian Preserve and Freestone Park.

The 10k race is the second half of the half marathon. The 10k starts at Nichols Park and joins the half marathon on the canal trails right before the Riparian Preserve.

Both races finish alongside the Gilbert Days Parade!

Course Limits

The Gilbert Half Marathon events are walker-friendly. We do ask walkers to line up at the end of the starting line’s staging area. The official race end time is 11:00 AM so that roads can re-open. Runners can then move to the sidewalk to finish their race. There will be no course support for anyone who continues past 11:00 AM and the Gilbert Half Marathon is not liable for anyone who continues to run after the course is closed.

Half Marathon time limit: 3.5 hours
10k time limit: 2 hours

All Runners Receive:

  • Official technical T-shirt
  • Commemorative finisher medal
  • Race support
  • Runner swag bag
  • Post-race finish line refreshments
  • Opportunity to run along side the Gilbert Days Parade!


East Valley Runners will provide pacers for the half marathon for the following times:
1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20 & 2:30

Legal Statement

The Gilbert Half Marathon events reserve the right to reject any entry and to disqualify any individual from the race based on non payment of race fees, competing with unofficial number, competing with an official number assigned to another person, transferring an official number to another person, crossing the finish line without having completed the entire course, and/or providing false information on entry forms. The Gilbert Half Marathon reserves the right to change the details of the race as needed.