Jackson Flat Reservoir, Kanab, Utah

The Desert Rose Triathlon is held at Jackson Flat Reservoir just outside of beloved Kanab, Utah. This location is only one hour from some of the best national parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Wave, and Arizona's Grand Canyon. The race features both Olympic and Sprint distances which begin in Utah and travel through an Arizona loop.

Long & Olympic

Lake Mary Flagstaff, United States

Experience one of the Southwest’s best venues. This local, family-run event was founded in 1984 and is the 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. The race course includes breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. It takes place right after the monsoon season with flora in full bloom. Medals for all finishers, handcrafted awards, food, fun, and a great course. The Upper Lake Mary boat docks are about ten miles south of Flagstaff, AZ on Lake Mary Road at mile post 333.

9/11 Heroes Run

Kiwanis Park North Soccer Field 5233 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ, United States

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities to honor the heroes of 9/11 and the service members who stepped up in the wars that followed. Join your community in fulfilling the promise we made over 20 years ago to never forget.


Skyline Aquatics Center 845 South Crismon Rd, Mesa, AZ, United States

The Mesa Sprint Triathlon is a fundraiser hosted by the Foundation for Mesa Parks & Recreation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation located in Mesa, AZ. The primary goal of this wonderful fundraiser is to provide under privileged children in our communities the opportunity to attend learn to swim programs and summer recreation programs provided by the city of Mesa’s Parks & Recreation dept.

Hopeful Strides 5km & 1 km

Village Park 3368 N. Pinal Ave, Casa Grande, United States

Participation benefits Seeds of Hope’s community programs: Hot Lunch, Seniors, After School, Community Gardens and Wellness Clinic.

Arizona Together in TEAL 5km

Gilbert Regional park 3005 E QUEEN CREEK ROAD, Gilbert, AZ, United States

Together in TEAL® events invite our dedicated TEAL community to join forces in our mission to save lives through the prevention and cure of ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for survivors and their caregivers. We are hosting 11 events this year across the country and can’t wait to see friends from coast to coast reveal their TEAL!


You won’t have to travel far to enjoy beautiful sights and challenging heights in this kick-off to the 2024-2025 season. Join us in Tempe for either a 36k, 26K, 10K, or 5K run through the scenic Papago Buttes. All participants will receive a huge post-race breakfast, a super cool race tee and finisher medal, as well as entry into fun post-race festivities. Awards for overall top male and female finishers all three distances. Awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group.

Bare Buns Desert Run

Shangrai La 44444 Shangrai La Lane, New River, AZ, United States

Come and experience the only nude run in AZ! This desert trail 5k will take you around the Shangri La Ranch property; up the hiking trail, along the dry wash, and through the majority of the ranch. Racers are encouraged to run with nothing on but tennis shoes, however nudity is not a requirement. Race registration includes a day visit so plan on spending the day with us to enjoy our pools, café, clubhouse, game room, more hiking, and meeting great friends.

Monster 5km & 1 mile

Leisure World Mesa 908 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ, United States

Leisure World Mesa invites all ages and participants to The Monster 5km and 1 mile. Come in your Halloween costumes, prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Stick around after the race for music, food and dancing.


XTERRA is headed to San Tan Regional Park in the Sonoran Desert outside Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, November 3. In addition to a 22K race, we also have 41K for the long-distancers, and 10K and 5K runs so that everybody can enjoy. Enjoy a tough but scenic trek through San Tan Regional Park‘s 10,000 acres of Sonoran Desert. All participants receive a huge post-race breakfast, a super cool race tee, and a finisher medal.

Global Good 5k and Fun Run

McDowell Church 10700 124th St, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

What's better than going for a run? Running for a purpose. Running to fight poverty. Running to make a world of a difference...around the world. Be part of the 2024 'Earn the Bird' Global Good 5k and Fun Run. All participants will receive custom finishers medal and participation t-shirt.


Why come run the Fat Turkey Trail Run? Because you’ve eaten too much, because it’s in the red rocks of Papago Park, because it’s on the trails, because more than a 10k is too far when you’re this full, and because RUNNING IS FUN! Get ready, because the Fat Turkey Trail Run is not your everyday turkey trot.


Once again, XTERRA Estrella Mountain Trail Run falls in the cool Arizona December, so join us for the third race in Arizona’s XTERRA Trail Run Series. Hit the desert at Estrella Mountain Regional Park for some tough races at any distance. We have a range of courses, 42K, 24K, 12K, and 5K options, to cater to and challenge the beginner and experienced trail-runner alike.


Next on this adventure, race number four in the Arizona XTERRA Trail Run Series takes place at White Tank Mountain Regional Park on Sunday, January 5, 2025. This nearly 30,000-acre park is made up of the rugged and beautiful White Tank Mountains, named for depressions cut into white granite. 40K, 20K, 8K, and 5K courses will bring a challenge and a smile to any runner.


With over 80 miles of trail to choose from, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a trail runner’s paradise. Similarly, our venue for the fifth running event of Arizona’s XTERRA Trail Run Series has courses for all trail runner levels. No multiple loops necessary here, the 43K, 24K, 10K, and 6K will keep you on a new trail the entire way.


XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run offers all the challenge and adventure one could ask for. Choose from the 42K, 21K, 11K, 7K on the National Recreation Black Canyon Trail. With river crossings, spectacular views of the Sonoran Desert, and post-race pie, how can you resist?