When do the events start?

  • Full Marathon – 6:30 AM
  • Half Marathon – 6:30 AM
  • 10K Race – 6:30 AM
  • 1K Kid’s Run – 12:00 PM @ Mesa Riverview
  • Mesa is offering customized road-closure rerouting information around the 8th Annual Sprouts Mesa-PHX Marathon on Saturday that will disrupt traffic from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m.The 26.2-mile run begins at Usery Mountain Recreation Area northeast of the city and cuts across the northern edge, finishing near Riverview Park.

    Full and half marathons and 10K all begin at 6:30 a.m. and share a finish line in the Mesa Riverview Shopping Center parking lot. All roads will reopen by 1:30 p.m.

What roads will be closed?

Drivers in Mesa and nearby areas will encounter several closures on Saturday as runners make their way through the city. Traffic near the race will not be allowed to cross the race route during the event.

Several streets will be closed starting at 4 a.m. and will re-open in stages. It is expected for all streets to re-open by 1:30 p.m.

Brown and McDowell roads between Dobson and Ellsworth roads will be most impacted by the restrictions. For a full list of closures, visit the Mesa-PHX Marathon website.

How can I avoid the race route?

To steer clear of the race route completely, it is recommended that drivers use the 202 Red Mountain Freeway (north and east borders); the 101 Price Freeway (west border); and US 60 Superstition Freeway (south border).

For more information on Saturday’s event, visit the Mesa-PHX Marathon website.