The Phoenician Half Marathon

The Phoenician

Reservations and Registration

Registration for our 2017 event is now closed. Please stay tuned for future race updates!

The Phoenician Half Marathon

December 2, 2017 | Scottsdale, Arizona

J&G Steakhouse Patio
J&G Steakhouse Patio

2017 Results | 2017 Photos

The inaugural Phoenician Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k on December 2, 2017 will provide runners an unforgettable race weekend experience at Arizona’s premier luxury resort destination. Runners will start and finish at The Phoenician Resort, with the first three miles run exclusively on resort property. The course will then wind through the Arcadia area, where you’ll find pristine palm-lined streets, historic citrus groves, and friendly neighbors to cheer you on. After running through Arcadia, you’ll race along the Arizona Canal Trail before re-entering resort property, where a quick sprint to the finish line will land you at the historic Jokake Inn, the site of our post-race party featuring a vineyard vines Champagne Brunch and live music.

Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician sits on 250 acres, with eleven restaurants, nine swimming pools, eleven tennis courts (and the only resort in Arizona with four different playing surfaces), and an 18-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson and Homer Flint.

This exclusive event is limited to the first 1,000 registrants, and includes special lodging packages at The Phoenician.

With an average of 294 days of sun each year and an average high temperature of 65 degrees in December, Scottsdale is a great destination to close out your 2017 race season. This luxurious race weekend at Arizona’s unrivaled resort destination is one you don’t want to miss!

The Phoenician Resort | Scottsdale, Arizona
The Phoenician Resort | Scottsdale, Arizona
« 1 of 12 »

Race FAQs

Where is the race?

The race will be held at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Where can I register?

Register here!
What day is the race, and when does it start?

The race is on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The official start time for the half marathon will be 7:00 am. The 10k and 5k will start at 7:05am.
How many participants are allowed in each event?

The race is limited to the first 1,000 participants, regardless of distance, so don’t wait to register!
Will there be medals for participants?

Yes, all finishers will receive a beautiful 4″ finisher medal!
Weather/Cancellation Policy

We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued.
Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase?

Yes! Professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.
Is there a time limit?

Yes. All participants must complete their race distance by 11:00am.
Will there be awards?

Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Overall awards for the 5k and 10k will be presented at 9:30am, age group awards may be claimed at the Capstone Event Group Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Overall awards for the half marathon will be presented at 10:30am, age group awards may be claimed at the Capstone Event Group Customer Service tent following the awards presentation. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out.

Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.

When is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be held Friday, December 1, 2017. Exact times and locations will be announced closer to race day.
Can I pick up someone else’s packet?

If you have a picture of their photo ID, yes you can. A picture on your phone works well!
Where can I find the results?

Results will be posted in real time on our website! We will also send you a text message during the race with a link to view the results after you finish.
Can I get a refund?

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. You may change your race distance, up until Sunday, November 12 at midnight. After that, you must change your race distance in person at packet pick-up or on race morning. Please note: If you do not change your race distance either online or in person with a Capstone Event Group staff member prior to the race start, you will be disqualified from the event.
Can I wear headphones?

It is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers. We have a unique course where you MUST listen to volunteers.
Can someone else run in my place?

No, you are not allowed to transfer bib numbers.
Can I register on race day?

Yes, you will be able to register on race day AND at packet pick-up, as well as online up until one hour prior to the race – though you must pick up your bib in time to race! Please note if participant limits have been reached, then packet pick-up and race day registration will not be available.
Are walkers allowed in the race?

Yes, however, you must meet the requirements of the completing the race in four hours or less (any distance).
Are baby joggers, strollers or pets allowed during the race?

No. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.

Race Amenities

Phoenician Half Marathon, 10k and 5k finisher medal.

The Phoenician Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k is a luxury destination race like no other! From your arrival to departure, you’ll enjoy an incredible race vacation, or “racecation” as we like to call it, at one of the most luxurious resorts in the country.

All Phoenician Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • One ticket to the post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch
  • Limited edition Phoenician Half Marathon apparel
  • Pre-race gear check
  • 4” finisher medal
  • All race participants and spectators staying at the Phoenician will also have access to all of the activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

Course Video and Maps

Volunteer for the Phoenician Half Marathon

Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Official Prosecco


Make your personal journey to the finish line part of something bigger.  Runners who commit to fundraising for St. Jude while they train for their race are part of a nationwide alliance against childhood cancer. They’re called St. Jude Heroes.

Runners who fundraise for St. Jude can earn a St. Jude tank top and additional gear. If you’re new to fundraising or need tips along the way, St. Jude will coach you through the fundraising process. Best of all, when you cross the finish line, you’ll know that what you’ve accomplished has made an impact far beyond your race.

Be part of something special on race day. Support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude and give meaning to your miles!  Sign up to be  a St. Jude Hero today:

(Click here to download PDF version)

About the Phoenician Resort

The Phoenician Resort | Scottsdale, Arizona

Capture the moment as well as the imagination at Arizona’s premier luxury resort destination. Located at the base of Camelback Mountain, the Phoenician is a world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1988. The Phoenician sits on 250 acres, with seven restaurants, seven swimming pools, seven tennis courts (and the only resort in Arizona with four different playing surfaces), two pickleball courts, one basketball court, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson and Homer Flint.

The result of the most extensive renovation undertaken since the property opened in October 1988, the resort has transformed itself, introducing a diverse collection of offerings that honor both guest and destination. From the new and contemporary Phoenician Spa, to the relaxed vibe and flame-cured cuisine of Mowry & Cotton, the AAA Five Diamond Phoenician celebrates your stay in a signature style thoughtfully written for today’s luxury traveler. Explore the resort and amenities.

Phoenician Resort Property Map
Phoenician Resort Property Map



Phoenician guest room.

Register and book your stay at the Phoenician Resort!


Discover a style of luxury that transcends expectation, honoring both guest and destination. From distinctively appointed hotel guestrooms, beautifully fashioned casitas on the lawn and exceptionally envisioned suites, our recently redesigned accommodations are all touched by the rich tones and warm hues of the surrounding Sonoran Desert.

Soak in the splendor of custom décor with Southwest-inspired finishes. Relax around a welcoming fire on a private, scenic patio. Delve into a good book while lounging in soft abundance, an embossed headboard featuring reading lights close at hand. From its curated, retreat-like ambiance, to its iconic hospitality, The Phoenician is dedicated to making each moment a collectible experience.

  • Check In Time: 4:00pm
  • Check Out Time :12:00pm

A daily resort charge of $29 plus tax will be posted to each guestroom for a variety of amenities and services. Amenities and services included are:

  • Wired and wireless Internet access in guest rooms and all public areas (except meeting rooms)
  • Local and toll-free 800 number calls
  • Use of The Center for Well-Being facilities
  • Tennis, bike rental, and 50%-off fitness classes and driving range fees


The Phoenician provides guests of all ages with a treasure-trove of signature resort activities for guests to enjoy year-round. Discover a world of adventure together as a family and create unforgettable memories to share for years to come. Please visit the Concierge Desk for a monthly list of resort activities to plan your day. The Phoenician offers an extensive selection of signature activities to make your stay even more exciting. For a complete schedule of activities please view our Calendar of Events.

Signature Activities

Golf Course Safari

Explore the native and natural wonders of the Sonoran Desert on a unique and informative 90 minute tour around our golf courses. Discover the local flora and fauna, majestic views, and diverse wildlife – all from the comfort of your golf cart. Fridays-Sundays: Sunrise – $20 per adult; $15 per child. See concierge 24-hours in advance for reservations.

Bark Break

Furry friends are welcome on the patio of the 19th hole where they can hydrate and receive a special treat. Pet owners are invited to enjoy a 15% discount off any 19th Hole food or beverage. Saturdays: 9:30am-10:30am.

Cactus Garden

A two-acre retreat, located along the northern edge of the resort grounds, features 250 varieties of cacti. The Garden also serves as home to numerous desert inhabitants. Take a guided tour Monday, Wednesday or Friday – or a private stroll at your leisure. Inquire about our holiday light tour during the month of December. Call 480 423 2572 for reservations. View our Cactus Garden Brochure.


Pedal your way past the resort’s lakes and lush grounds or venture beyond to surrounding residential areas. For registered guests 16 and older only.


Pool Complex and Mother-of-Tile Pool will be open by September. Food, beverages, towel service and a locker room with showers are available. Open daily: 6am – Dusk


The Phoenician houses 11 sculptures in its collection by the renowned Native American artist, Alan Houser (Haozous). See how many you can discover while exploring the resort.


Nestled between two fairways along the eastern edge of the resort, The Phoenician’s award-winning Tennis Garden offers three playing surfaces. Please call 480-423-2488 for advanced reservations and detailed programming information- 24 hour advance reservations required.

Tennis Courts

Honored by Tennis and Tennis Industry magazines, the Tennis Garden features 10 competitive courts, seven Plexipave hard-surface courts, two courts with the revolutionary Rebound Ace surface from Australia, and a Prestige Plexicushion surface on Center Court.

Play at The Park

Non-guests and local residents may play and participate in resort clinics and lessons on all of our championship surfaces. Court time is reserved for singles play, 1 hour and doubles play, 1.5 hours. Reservations are required and seasonal court fees apply.

Compete at The Park

Preferred court rates are available for USTA league play or special events. To book your team matches or tournaments, please call for rates and services available at 480-423-2488.

Learn at The Park

Let our exceptional professional staff build the right program for your playing development. On-court consultations are available on a half-hour or hourly basis, both private and semi-private. In addition, we offer ball-machine workouts on a per hour basis. Our Junior Program, instructional clinics, and “Live Ball” programs provide a great foundation and energy for this life long fantastic sport.

USTA Members

Please call Head Tennis Professional, Jason Gerardo at 480 423 2488 for Membership discounts including: Members receive 20% off at the Tennis Pro shop on apparel only (sale items excluded) and Late checkout upon availability.

Tennis Pro Shop

Looking for contemporary or traditional tennis attire or the latest designs in tennis equipment? The Tennis Shop, located at the Tennis Garden, features a wide selection of apparel and equipment for men, women and children. Open daily.

Resort Service Fee

Guests who have paid the Resort Service Fee may receive complimentary tennis court and equipment rental for up to one hour of play. Reservations are required and valid during regular business hours.


J&G Steakhouse

Enjoy delicious dining options at The Phoenician, Arizona’s premier AAA Five Diamond Resort.

From from private to casual dining, catering, and beyond, The Phoenician offers eight delicious dining options and regularly hosts a wide array of culinary events throughout each season.

J&G Steak House
Relish Burger Bistro
Mowry & Cotton

19th Hole
Thirsty Camel Lounge
Kalio Kabbobery
Afternoon Tea

The Phoenician offers private dining options perfect for events ranging from a few guests for RelishMiridor, to as many as 400 at J&G’s Sunset Room.

Spa & Fitness

The Spa

A retreat for body, mind and spirit. Enjoy a relaxing massage or replenish your skin with a calming facial. The Phoenician offers a full menu of services, for ages 16 and older, to ensure you look and feel your best throughout your stay. View the full menu of services offered!

Please note, The Centre for Well-Being Spa will be going under renovation starting May 3, 2017 and will reopen in Spring 2018. Spa services will be available at The Spa on 4th in the Main Hotel. Limited amenities available.


The fitness center is available 24 hours a day and located at The Park at The Tennis Garden. It includes free weights and a complete circuit training system. Cardiovascular equipment looks out over the Tennis Garden set against the dramatic backdrop of Camelback Mountain. Stay entertained during your workout with top-of-the-line audio-visual technology.

Children 14 years and younger are not permitted to participate in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

Enjoy a variety of fitness classes located at the Phoenician – from yoga to fitness boot camps, we have it all to keep you in shape and active during your stay. Classes change monthly, please check back for updates.

Resort Guests: $10/class (Receive 50% off with Resort Fee)
Non-Resort Guests: $15/class
Classes are complimentary with the purchase of any 50-minute spa or fitness service if attended on the same day.

Classes are for guests 16 and older. All classes are outdoors – weather permitting. Classes may be changed of cancelled without notice.


The Phoenician has been named “North America’s Leading Golf Resort” by the World Travel Awards

Contoured out of the beauty of the spectacular Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Phoenician golf course inspires your spirit of adventure. Designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and Homer Flint, The Phoenician’s golf course creates the challenge and fun you crave. Tee off on the finest golf courses in Scottsdale, Arizona, with gorgeous greens, pristine desert views, breathtaking scenery and Arizona’s only sand-island green!

Named “North America’s Leading Golf Resort” by the World Travel Awards, The Phoenician has been ranked among the “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” by Golf Digest. Managed by Troon Golf, the leader in luxury golf course management, The Phoenician offers a spectacular desert golf course experience in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the hottest golf destinations on the planet.

Amenities and services include:

  • Chipping Green
  • Over-sized Putting Green
  • Fully stocked Golf Shop
  • 27,000 Square-foot Driving Range
  • Locker Rooms
  • Private Instruction and Group Lessons
  • Video Swing Analysis
  • Flightscope
  • Shoe Rental
  • Food and Beverage Cart Service
  • Special Golf Events
  • Callaway Golf Club Rental (includes 6 Callaway super soft golf balls and clubs; ladies and lefty clubs are available)

Experience the Phoenician Half Marathon

December 2, 2017 | Scottsdale, Arizona

2017 Results | 2017 Photos

The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.The Phoenician Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k is a luxury destination race like no other! From your arrival to departure, you’ll enjoy an incredible race vacation, or “racecation” as we like to call it, at one of the most luxurious resorts in the country.

All Phoenician Half Marathon participants will receive:

  • One ticket to the post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch
  • Limited edition Phoenician Half Marathon apparel
  • Pre-race gear check
  • 4” finisher medal
  • All race participants and spectators staying at the Phoenician will also have access to all of the activities and amenities offered by the resort, including golf, the spa, dining, and more!

Post-Race Party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch

The post-race party for the Phoenician Half Marathon will be unlike any post-race party you’ve seen! After your race, you can relax and enjoy the scenic views while celebrating with a delicious vineyard vines Champagne Brunch prepared by the Phoenician’s exquisite culinary team, a live band and more!

One ticket to the post-race party and vineyard vines Champagne Brunch is included in each registration, and additional tickets are available for purchase for any spectators wishing to join the fun. The post-race party will be held from 8am-11am.

Here is a menu of what will be served at the post-race brunch, along with champagne and beer.

Resort Offers

In addition to all resort amenities offered to guests, we hope you’ll take advantage of the special offers below for guests and participants:

Discounted Golf Rate

Call (480) 423 2450 to reserve tee time for $89 through the Phoenician Golf Shop

**Offer valid December 2 & 3 with mention of Phoenician Half Marathon

$20 Off a Massage

Call (480) 423 2695 to reserve an appointment at the Spa

**Offer valid December 1-3 with mention of Phoenician Half Marathon

Free Milkshake

At Relish Burger Bistro with purchase of a burger

**Offer valid December 1-3 with presentation of bib

20% off IFly Trapeze

Register online at with promo code “RUN20” or present bib to receive discount

**Offer valid December 1-3


Conveniently located just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, The Phoenician is nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, near the burgeoning entertainment, shopping and cultural districts of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Resort Address: 6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ  USA 85251

Get Directions using Google Maps

Transportation Services

The Phoenician is located just nine miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which services 13 major airlines, as well as charter flights. Ground transportation from local airports to The Phoenician is available via limousine, shuttle van, bus charter, taxi, sedan service and car rental. Car rental service at The Phoenician can be arranged through the on-site desk. Executive car-and-driver service is available at the resort as well.

View Our Maps & Directions

Make your visit one to remember. Let The Phoenician staff lend its expertise when planning your trip. From arranging activities, transportation or amenities during your stay, no request is too large – or too small.

Go Rentals is the elite car rental service provider and the only company specializing in private jet industry, placing a special emphasis on high-quality customer service. Book here.

Please let us know how we may assist you, and our team will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. To have your questions answered sooner check out our FAQ page under "Race Details" on the homepage. We look forward to serving you!