Hello runners!

Welcome to Slowrunners.com! We welcome all new runners, young and old, who are interested in becoming endurance athletes. We invite you to join us on training runs each Saturday, year round in the Phoenix area. After the run we eat! Images from the Big Sur International Marathon 2017

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May 20, 2017

San Juan parking area

San Juan parking area

Meet at the San Juan parking area in South Mountain Park at 5:30 AM. Directions: Go south on Central Ave into the park. Proceed through the guard stations and drive approximately 1.5 miles to the San Juan parking area. We’ll be running the San Juan road so you can pick your distance. If you run to the San Juan lookout and return your distance is 8 miles. We will break the fast at the Farm around 8:15.

April 22, 2017

This is the last Saturday for the Big Sur group before the big race! Big Sur group will meet at Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, AZ 85281@ 5:00 AM for a 8.7 mile run. If registered for Pat’s Run they will join the other 30,000 runners for that event afterward.

The Slowrunners and walkers will avoid the traffic and crowds and will meet @ 6:00 AM at the Nosh for the usual.

April 15, 2017

We have a fun Saturday in store! The Big Sur group will meet in the McDonald’s parking lot, Chandler Blvd & Desert Foothills Parkway at 4:00 AM for the first of two hill loops. Here’s the schedule so y’all can join the Big Sur group at anytime and ease their pain!

4:00 AM – Hill loop #1
5:00 AM – Hill loop #2
6:00 AM – 7 – 10 mile going east (The marathon group will be doing 10 but this can be shortened easily)

April 8, 2017

As the training for the Big Sur Marathon continues we will once again have two start times and locations.
Slowrunners and Walkers
Meet at Desert Breeze Park for a 6:15 AM run. Access the park from Rural Road and Desert Street. (see image) You can also access the park from Chandler Blvd, going north on Galaxy/Desert Breeze Blvd West.

Desert Breeze meeting spot

Desert Breeze meeting spot

Desert Breeze 5.6

Desert Breeze 5.6


Big Sur group
Meet at 5:30 AM in the parking lot on Camelback, just East of Hayden Rd for a 12 mile loop. This is one loop, no circle back half way so plan your water accordingly.

Run locations for Big Sur training.

April 8 North Scottsdale 12 miles
April 15 San Juan or Ahwatukee Hill Fun Run 20 miles
April 22 Tempe Town Lake 12 miles