The Arizona Distance Classic, described as the most scenic Arizona race event of the year, takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley. It is a boutique event drawing walkers, runners and wheelchair racers locally and from around the country. Celebrates its 15th anniversary on March 15, 2020.
The 2019 Arizona Distance Classic event, which will start at the gorgeous campus of Ventana Medical Systems, will feature five events: the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon (13.1 miles); the Arizona Distance Classic Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles); the popular 5K (3.1 miles), and the Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Kids Fun Run.
The Arizona Distance Classic was founded in 2004.
2015 Archived News
- December 3, 2014 — Come for the run, stay for the culture: Oro Valley Meet Yourself set for same weekend as Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon
2014 Archived News
- January 27, 2014 — Splendido’s Beth Ernst To Serve As Honorary Race Director Of 10th Anniversary Edition of Arizona Distance Classic
- January 6, 2014 — All About Running & Walking “Road Crew” Program Returns For 10th Year
- December 19, 2013 — Arizona Distance Classic Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2014
Run for a reason!
Join the Team in Training runners and walkers to get fit, stay fit, make friends and raise money for Leukemia Lymphoma Society to fund research and patient resources. Team in Training is more than a fund-raising or even a training team. It is a family brought together to meet common goals and INSPIRE! Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon is incredibly proud to be a Team in Training preferred race partner. Check out this video to learn more and join the movement to beat blood cancers. GO TEAM!
Pamper Yourself With ADC Spa & Massage Packages
Whether you incorporate massage into your training or choose to indulge in a rare rub-down after a race, we’re helping you pamper yourself in Tucson. We are working with several therapeutic and spa partners to offer you Arizona Distance Classic discounts for that coveted, and much deserved muscle kneading action! Please consider treating yourself with one of our offers. Be sure to shout out on Facebook or Twitter about your experience! …full details
2015 Newsletter Archive
2014 Newsletter Archive
- Final Race Weekend Instructions (Mar 19)
- The 10th Anniversary will be the biggest Celebration YET! (Feb 3)
2013 Newsletter Archive
- Join us for The ULTIMATE Spring Break Running and Walking Celebration in the Real Southwest! (Aug 17)
- It’s Event Week in Oro Valley — Save Money and Register by Midnight on March 21st! (Mar 19)
- Save $ and Register before March 21st! (Mar 5)
- Get Your Name on Your Bib if you Register Before February 26th! (Feb 11)
- Registration Fees Increase $10 on Friday, February 1st (Jan 28)
- Register by January 31 and Save $10 (Jan 11)
- Give the Gift of Fitness This Holiday Season! (Dec 11)
- Join us for The ULTIMATE Spring Break Family Celebration in the Real Southwest on March 24th! (Sep 25)
- Join us for a Boutique Event in a World Class Town (Aug 7)
- Registration is on Record Pace for the 2013 Edition of the Arizona Distance Classic! (Jul 18)
- The ULTIMATE Boutique Event in a World Class Town! (Jun 15)