March 11, 2018 - The Arizona Distance Classic, described as the most scenic Arizona race event of the year, takes place just north of Tucson in Oro Valley. This annual March event draws walkers, runners and wheelchair racers locally and from around the country, the Arizona Distance Classic benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. The Arizona Distance Classic is a true Celebration of the Healthy Active lifestyle. We encourage runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to participate. The breathtaking course is open and fully supported for four hours. Plentiful aid stations and cheer groups line the course through the foothills of the stunning Santa Catalina mountains. At the finish line celebration, every participant receives the ultimate huge finisher's medal and bountiful post race refreshments.