The Marathon will wind its way through desert scenery in the shadows of the Estrella and White Tank Mountains. A six-city event, the Boston Marathon qualifier starts at Verrado in Buckeye and continues through Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Phoenix and Glendale to finish at the Westgate Entertainment District.
Like running on the beach?
Hotels Near The Marathon
Check our › list of hotels near the marathon, to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Stay at a good hotel to be fit at the starting line, and recover after the marathon!
The uniqueness of the West Valley will continue to inspire participants as the run through Avondale, home of Phoenix International Raceway and NASCAR. The course progresses on to Litchfield Park, where runners will appreciate the true southwest flair of this historic town.Runners will wind their way through three beautiful Jack Palmer golf courses that surround the luxurious Wigwam Resort and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Runners will focus on the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, Super Bowl XLII, and the Phoenix Coyotes! As participants approach the final mile they will join the half marathon group. The finish line will be a picture perfect finish with the Bellagio style water feature guiding the runners to the finish line at Westgate.