IMS Arizona Marathon kicks-off at Verrado

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IMS Arizona MarathonReady to get in shape for the New Year? Want to check a full marathon off your “bucket list”? Why not achieve your goals by participating in the 7th Annual IMS Arizona Marathon!

The IMS Arizona Marathon kicks off at Verrado (21029 W. Main Street in Buckeye) where runners can stay warm in the heated comfort of the Verrado Community Center. The scenic run winds its way through the desert scenery in the shadows of the Estrella and White Tank Mountains.

The IMS Arizona Marathon is on Sunday, February 15th. It starts at 7:00 am and the course closes at 1:00 pm.

This Boston Marathon qualifier is a six-city event that weaves first through Goodyear, home of the Spring Training camps for the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. The course takes runners through Avondale next, home of Phoenix International Raceway and NASCAR. Runners then weave through Litchfield Park, where runners can take in the true southwest flair of the historic town. Then runners will go through three scenic Jack Palmer golf courses surrounding the Wigwam Resort. Runners meet up with the half marathon runners as they exit Luke Air force Base.

The run finishes at the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Super Bowl XLII, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Phoenix Coyotes. Lined with cheering crowds, runners will have a picture-perfect finish as they run towards the Bellagio style water feature.

Other events include the IMS Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, or 1 mile events on Sunday, February 15th.

Lace up those running shoes and join neighbors in starting off 2015 with a bang! Find all of the details at www.thearizonamarathon.com. Don’t delay – the last day to register is February 14th.