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2021 Phoenix Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon / 5K / Reindeer Dash...

  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • Quarter Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Rio Vista Park
8866 W. Thunderbird Road

_The 2021 Phoenix Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon / 5K / Reindeer Dash:

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 5, 2021 at Rio Vista Park. Runners will follow the dedicated running trails of the New River Trail System.


Up for a challenge?  Register for our Run Run Rudolph event and 


Here Comes Santa 5K and complete the Frosty Double!


All who finish this challenge will receive a unique


medal to show off to your friends!


Read more below!


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 5th

What You Get!!

  • Custom Event Medal for all participants
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve Shirt or Short Sleeve Tri-Blend 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


Event schedule 


    December 4 2:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Road Runner Sports from 2-5pm

    December 5 7:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens

    December 5 8:00 AM - Half Marathon Begins

    December 5 8:10 AM - Reindeer Dash Begins

    December 5 8:30 AM - Quarter Marathon Begins

    December 5 8:40 AM - 5K Begins

    December 5 9:45 AM - Awards Ceremony


The Frosty Double!


Want to challenge yourself during December?  Want more bling for your wall?  


Register for the Here Comes Santa 5K on December 11th and any Run Run Rudolph event location (Phoenix or Tucson) and earn the Frosty Double medal! This challenge is open to anyone and everyone including virtual participants and includes all distances at the Run Run Rudolph event. Those who complete the challenge will receive their medal on either December 11th at Here Comes Santa in Scottsdale or December 12th at Run Run Rudolph in Tucson and our virtual participants will receive their medal in the mail. No sign up required. We will keep track of registrations.


Race Information

All participants will be chip timed by StartLine Racing.  Age group awards will be issued to the top three participants in all age groups in the half marathon, quarter and 5K distances (5 year age increments will be used).

Stroller and leashed pet friendly

Reindeer dash will be an untimed half mile run.  All Reindeer Dash participants will receive a medal, and tech shirt.



Water Stations & Course Support Information 

Bottled water will be located at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 1.5, 3.1, 4.3, 6.3, 7.3, 8.45, 9.6, 10.6, and 12.6
  • Quarter Marathon - Miles 1.5, 3.1, 4.3, and 6
  • 5K - Miles .78, 2, and 2.62

Restrooms will be located on the course at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 4.5, 7.3, 9.6, and 12.48
  • 10K - Miles 4.5 and 5.8

GU Gels will be located on the course at:

  • Half Marathon - Miles 7.3 and 9.6

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



Packet Pick-Up Opportunities 

Packet pick-up will be available on Saturday, December 4th from 2-5pm 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

Other Info

-) 2021 race registration is open • Registration Information 


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