Where Should I Stay?
The Rock’ n’ Roll Arizona Marathon is one of the biggest marathon competitions in the United States. The race is held annually in the state of Arizona, with thousands of participants across the country.
The Rock’ n’ Roll Arizona Marathon is always set before the famous Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The best option is to stay either near the start line & finish of the (half) marathon.
For the marathon you can stay close to the start, which is in downtown Phoenix or stay near the finish line in Tempe close to the Arizona State University campus. When participating in the half marathon, 10K or 5K the best place to stay is in Tempe.
When : 13 – 14 January 2024
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Where to Stay for Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona?
The event is organized between Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale metropolitan cities to access the whole Marathon.
The entire event includes different races, such as the full Marathon, half marathon, 5K, 10K, and the Kids Rock. The races have participants from different ages as well as different distances to be covered.
The 10K run is a 10-kilometer run, while the 5K is a 5-kilometer run. The Marathon is a 42-kilometer distance run, but it can change from time to time. The kids’ rock is mainly a run for kids of a certain age.
Whether you are participating in the races or not, there are best locations where you can enjoy the races. This is also dependent on your race. You must know how to get to your races and all the available options.
If you want to have the best view of the races, you have several options depending on the type of race you are attending. Both the Marathon and half-marathon have ideal places to be at to get the best experience. You can choose to be close to the finish line when you attend the half marathon.
Closer to the start line is also good enough since you will get the races’ starting action. It is best to be for the marathon race from the downtown Phoenix location as this is the starting point. The finish line is located near the Arizona State University in Tempe if you prefer staying at the finishing point.
For the 5K run, all runners can get a drop off at the ASU football stadium. This location is also the main parking for the event if you are driving to the event. If you are driving, you will have to leave the same way you came in since the Rio Salado westbound towards Tempe’s downtown will be blocked for the race.
For the 10K and a half marathon, the Valley Metro Rail will be available on Sunday. They will be running every 20 minutes to connect all half marathoners and marathoners to all the racing locations. These are Tempe and also a downtown phoenix.
The runner’s drop can be accessed from 202, 1-10, highway 60, or directly from Tempe. For the Marathon, there is an option to use the trains before the races start. This will be between 5:00 and 7:30 a.m. It would be best if you had extra time to get to the race start locations.
What are the Best Hotels for the Marathon?
The following are some of the best properties you can choose to stay at during the Rock’ n’ Roll Arizona Marathon Event. All the properties have their advantages, so you can select the best that fits you.
The AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix is one of the best hotels to stay in during the event for you as a participant. It is located on a lakefront path next to G. Giuliano Park. With just 1 mile from Arizona State University, accessing the race is as easy as it gets. You can access the race locations from this hotel using the metro or just a short drive. You can book this hotel in advance before getting the closest places to access even at the event’s end.
Residence Inn by Marriott Tempe is located in downtown Tempe which is at the heart of the Rock’ n’ Roll Arizona Marathon. The hotel is ideal for both extended stay and short stay accommodation for those only attending the event. It is only a 12-minute walk to Arizona State University, where all the action will be happening. With just a 10 minute drive with minimal traffic from this hotel, you don’t have to worry about being late for the event at all.
For any participant of the event who wants to stay as close as possible to the event, The Hyatt House hotel is one of the best options. Walking, driving, or taking the Marathon’s metro line has never been more comfortable with its city center location. The distance is short, and if you are worried about getting late due to traffic, you can take a short walk to the races’ start. A 5-minute walk to the Arizona State University location is what you need making it very convenient for you to stay at the Hyatt House Tempe Phoenix University Hotel.
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown hotel’s accommodation is a game-changer for anyone attending the Rock’ n’ Roll Arizona Marathon event. From the hotel, you have more than one option for transport to your event location. Since it is located within downtown phoenix, you have just about a 7-minute walk to the Marathon’s start and only a few more minutes to the half marathon in Tempe. The hotel has different suits, which are great for all marathoners and enthusiasts to stay. This is the best accommodation location if you want somewhere to unwind after the long Marathon.
Where is the Start and Finish?
You must know where all the races will start and finish as you prepare to be part of this exciting event. The Marathon and also the Half Marathon have different locations in which they start and end. The locations are all in Tempe, Arizona, making it convenient to make it home after all races.
Marathon: The start line for the Marathon will be at the Arizona Center. This is at Van Buren St. as well as 2nd St. in Phoenix. The finish line will be located at Rio Salado Parkway, strictly at Ash in Tempe. You can get the course for the map when you participate.
Half Marathon: The half marathon starting location is in Tempe at the University Drive along College Avenue. The finish line is where the Marathon starts, which is in Rio Salado Parkway, Ash. The half marathon also has a course map available for all participants.
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