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High Mountain Half 2021

When: August 6, 2021
Where: Lakeside, AZ
Race type(s): 13.1M, 10K, 5K


The High Mountain Half marathon is the perfect fall race to escape the high temps of the lower elevations and plan a cool, relaxing destination race vacation. It is also a great training race for a fall marathon.  The half marathon course is a point to point race where runners will be bused from Blue Ridge High School starting at 5am for a cool, crisp 6:30am start time.  Runners will be surrounded by beautiful cedar and pine trees as they travel down Porter Mountain and into the town of Pinetop/Lakeside finishing up at Blue Ridge High School track.  There will be plenty of Pre race activities on Friday night as well as fun family activities at the finish line and evening festivities around town.


Event details and schedule

Packet Pickup and day before registration: Friday August 6th at Blue Ridge High School 4pm to 10pm.  1200 West White Mountain BLVD.  Lakeside AZ.  Please note that day before registration does not guarantee a shirt but we will do our best.  Day before registrants can pick up bibs the day before and their swag and shirts post-race at the finishers circle.


Parking: Blue Ridge High School various parking lots

Buses for Half Marathon: Buses will start shuttling racers to the start at 4:30am

Start time: Start time for the Half  6:30am (walkers 6am) 10K Start 6:50  AM 5k Start 7:10 AM

Kids fun run: info coming soon

Course: Half marathon course is a point to point ending at the High School. 

10K starts at the Panorama Trailhead off of Porter Mountain Rd and ends at the High School

5K is an out and back starting at the High School track

Additional Parking for spectators:  Spectators can Park at 3050 Porter Mountain road at the Blue Ridge Porter Mountain School Complex.  This is at mile 11 of the Half Marathon Course

Waivers are to be signed with Active and day before registrations will be signed at packet pickup

We have cooler temps here in the mountains.  Our low could be as low as 51 at the start and then hit the high 70’s to low 80’s at the peak of the day.

Cut Off Times:  Our race is a closed course with traffic control.  However, the course will open at these locations at the following times.

  • Porter Mountain and Penrod at 9:05 am this is at mile10.2
  • Penrod and HW 260 at 9:53 This is at mile 12
  • End 10am Mile 13.1

These times will accommodate a runner running between a 15 min mile and 16 min mile pace.