Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
Looking to get one last run in before we say goodbye to 2019? Want to be able to say you did Phoenix's first 5K of 2020? StartLine Racing is honored to continue a true Phoenix tradition by hosting the 30th Annual Midnight Madness run as we celebrate the end of 2019 and the start of a new race year! Join us as we say goodbye to Father Time and welcome Baby New Year!
This year's event will feature the final race of 2019 on December 31st at 10:30pm and the first race of 2020 with a run on January 1st at 12:10am with a New Year's Celebration and Sparkling Cider toast in between.
Virtual Run Details
Of course we would love for you to run the 30th Annual Midnight Madness event with us locally but we understand plans change. So, if you can't join us on race day and still want to run, get BOTH medals and the long sleeve pullover then you still can! Here is a way for you to take part in this annual event no matter where you are! And of course all prices include shipping! Please note that all virtual packets will be mailed out following the physical event on December 31st/January 1st. US addresses only please.
Leashed Pet friendly!
There are no refunds due to inclement weather.
Due to the common start/finish line, there will be no bag check for this event.
Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 9:00pm.
We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day
Cost of registration on race day will be:
December 30 03:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix from 3-6pm
December 31 09:00 PM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
December 31 10:30 PM - Final 5K Begins
December 31 11:30 PM - Final 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)
January 1 12:10 AM - First 5K Begins
January 1 01:05 AM - First 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)