Race Information

Midnight Madness Run
Tempe, AZ
Maricopa County
Dec 31, 2023 - Sunday
Final 5K
5K run
Jan 1, 2024 - Monday
First 5K
5K run
  • organized byStartline Racing
  • Details from event's Active.com listing:

    NEW LOCATION FOR 2023!

    Looking to get one last run in before we say goodbye to 2023? Want to be able to say you did Phoenix's first 5K of 2024?

    StartLine Racing is honored to continue a true Phoenix tradition by hosting the 34th Annual Midnight Madness run as we celebrate the end of 2023 and the start of a new race year!

    This year's event will feature the final race of 2023 on December 31st at 10:30pm and the first race of 2024 with a run on January 1st at 12:10am with a New Year's Celebration and Sparkling Cider toast in between.

    Event details and schedule

    Mail-in Registration Form 

    To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

     

    Virtual Registration 

    Of course we would love for you to run the 34th 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 items will be shipped after the completion of the event on January 1st. Prior to the event all virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your time.

    Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com

     

    What You Get! 

    • Custom Event Finisher's Medal. For those running in both events you will receive 2 separate medals that fit together to form one large medal.
    • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech LONG SLEEVE Pullover. 
    • Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups (Race day participants only). Our age groups are the following:
      • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over
    • Sparkling Cider Toast at Midnight
    • Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)
    • Chip Timed with Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google
    • Owned by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!
     

    Race Day Information 

    • Race day registration opens at 9pm. Cost on race day will be the following:
      • Double Down - $60
      • Final of 2022/First of 2023 - $45
    • We accept credit, cash and check on race day.
    • 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.
    • This event is limited to 800 participants.
    • Race Day Check In will be available beginning at 9:00pm.
     

    Packet Pick-Up Opportunities 

    You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

    • Saturday, December 30th from 2:00 - 5:00pm at Road Runner Sports - Tempe
      • Road Runner Sports is located at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 (map)
    • Sunday, December 31st starting at 9:00pm at Kiwanis Park - South Entrance (event site)
     
     

    Event schedule 

    •  
      December 30 2:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Road Runner Sports in Phoenix 2-5pm
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      December 31 9:00 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
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      January 1 1:05 AM - First 5K Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Dec 14, 2004
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Jun 29, 2023
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Dec 14, 2023
  • Appears in Directories
  • This event has concluded
    We hope to update it for 2024

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