2022 Races Will Be In-Person & Virtual

While we are excited to be back in person, please understand that putting on a race of this magnitude still comes with challenges. Some details, such as the Finish Line Expo, will not be determined until closer to race day. 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
DIFFERENT LOCATIONS and have DIFFERENT START TIMES*

Half Marathon

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Start Location: Verde @ Cooley Station
3975 E Williams Field Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Gear check available, but must be picked up from the start area (will NOT be transported to the finish line area). Volunteers will be posted and gear will be under constant watch.

 

Registration Costs: 

$75 thru August 31

$90 September 1-30

$95 October 1 - Race Day

10K

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Start Location: Mission Church
4450 E Elliot Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234

No gear check. Park at the church and walk 1/4 mile north passing the backside of the Cactus Yards to the power lines. The start AND the toilets will be under the power lines.

 

Registration Costs:

$40 thru August 31

$50 September 1-30

$55 October 1 - Race Day

Pick Your Race and Register Today!

Online registration remains open through race morning.
You can register in-person at packet pick-up or race morning at the starting areas.

Hydration

2022: We are back to water stations with disposable cups. Four water stations will be set up along the course.

Parking

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 available at Verde @ Cooley Station.

*Please refer to the road closures for cut off times to enter these parking lots.

10K Parking

Please park at Mission Church, not at Cactus Yards as they have their own event, and walk 1/4 mile north passing the backside of Cactus Yards to the power lines. The start AND the toilets will be under the power lines.

Shuttles

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 now begins at Verde @ Cooley Station. The course will go south on Recker until Frye, where it takes a U-turn to go north on Recker and follow the old course route. Please note that this new route may add about .2 to your total mileage.

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 Mission Church and joins the half marathon on the canal trails right before the Riparian Preserve. Please note, with the change in starting location the 10K now comes out to just under 7 miles.

2002 Map:

Both races finish alongside the Gilbert Days Parade!

*Map is subject to revisions.

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!

Pacers

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.