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2018 Hippity Hop Marathon,Half Marathon,5K,Cottontail Dash&Virtual Run...

  • 5K Run :- Run 3.1 Miles
  • Marathon:- Run 26.2 Miles
  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Park West Entertainment District
9744 W Northern Ave

_ The 3rd Annual Hippity Hop Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K / Cottontail Dash event:

Join us for our 3rd Annual Hippity Hop Marathon / Half Marathon / 5K / Cottontail Dash event.  The courses will take you through the dedicated running trails of the New River Trail System, starting and ending at Park West Entertainment District in Peoria.

We will have a time limit for the Marathon and Half Marathon distances.  The cut-off time for the Marathon will be 6.5 hours and the cut-off time for the Half Marathon will be 6 hours.


 The course will take you through dedicated running trails (all asphalt and concrete) of the New River Trail System, starting and ending at Park West Entertainment District 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.


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 Run Details


Of course we want you to participate in the Hippity Hop event locally but we understand things come up.  So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get the medal and the shirt then you still can!  Here is your chance to take part in this event no matter where you are!  And of course, all prices include shipping!  Please note that all items will ship following the event on March 31st.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only.  If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at [email protected]

Event details and schedule


Marathon Course Map

Half Marathon Course Map

5K Course Map

Cottontail Dash Course Map

Race Day Information


  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 6:00am.

    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa or Master Card) on race day

  • Prices on Race Day:

    • Marathon - $100

    • Half Marathon - $80

    • 5K - $40

    • Cottontail Dash - $20

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

  • Leashed pet friendly

  • Cottontail Dash is an untimed half mile fun run with an egg hunt along the route.  All participants receive a finisher's medal and a shirt.  You are welcome to bring your own bag/basket or one will be provided for you.

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


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities


Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, March 30th from 4-7pm at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix (map).

  • Road Runner Sports is located at 7077 E Mayo Blvd Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Race day packet pick-up available at Rio Vista Park (race location) starting at 6:00am.


Event Schedule

  • March 30 4:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix 4-7pm

  • March 31 6:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • March 31 7:00 AM - Marathon Begins

  • March 31 7:30 AM - Half Marathon Begins

  • March 31 8:00 AM - Cottontail Dash

  • March 31 8:30 AM - 5K Begins

  • March 31 9:45 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

What You Get!


  • Custom Event Medal for all participants

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-Shirt for all participants

  • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the marathon, half marathon and 5K only (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

  • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc) 

  • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Appleand Google

  • Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!

Other Info


-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information




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