Arizona > Gladden Farms 10K & Half Marathon
Marana, AZ • Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Course Map
Set for its 5th annual running on the weekend before Halloween here in this small but growing town just over a half-hour's drive north from Tucson, the Gladden Farms Half Marathon & 10K is an event designed to be a friendly, non-competitive running event for families, neighbors and friends to come out and enjoy the race.
In that spirit, the race organizers -- the locally-based Desert Endurance Multisport Coaching -- will have no official timing for the event, and instead plan to put the focus on both promoting physical fitness and raising donations for local charities, as they ask each runner to donate two cans of food with their registration fee, which will then be donated to the Marana Food Bank.
On the day of the race, runners will gather at the starting line in Gladden Farms near the intersection of Lon Addams Drive and Tangerine Farms Road. From there, the race follows an out-and-back route that winds through the Gladden Farms neighborhood, along its roads and sidewalks and its biking, running and walking paths -- organizers add that the terrain for the race is very flat, with little to no hills to speak of on the course.
Runners who haven't yet registered before race day may do so at the check-in starting at 7:00 AM, and the scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 8:00 AM, followed by those running the 10K at 8:30 AM. The half marathon will make two loops around the course, while those running the 10K will make a single loop.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the southeastern part of the state, about 25 miles northwest of Tucson, Marana typically sees October temperatures that average between 58°F and 85°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1.1 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Oct. 26), the average low is 54°F and the average high is 82°F.
View the race route map for the Gladden Farms Half Marathon
See race website
To reserve your spot in the mid-fall 2013 running of Marana's Gladden Farms Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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