Our Cause

Over 1,000 Runners join us each year and run for a good cause.

The YMCA Half Marathon and Family 5K proceeds go to the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA Annual Support Campaign and subsidy our Military Family Program.

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA offers Military Memberships to Families and Individuals who currently, recently, or are veterans of the USA Armed Forces. Our YMCA gives out over $30,000 in membership subsidy each year.

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Race History

The Y Race Phoenix, now in its 47th year, is the oldest road race in Arizona. The scenic rolling course starts and finishes at the 16,000-acre South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the country.

The courses are out and back routes run completely within the park, with spectacular views of striking desert landscape and the Phoenix skyline. With a Half Marathon and a 5K, there is something for everyone – from the competitive runner to walkers enjoying the picturesque setting.

Race Information

Event: Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2015

Where: South Mountain Park, 10191 South Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Parking: At South Mountain Park (Free)


Awards given to top finishers of each race division.

Divisions for 5K:12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Half Marathon: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+