IMS Arizona Marathon in PebbleCreek

Melissa Kallett

On Sunday, February 14 the Integrated Medical Services (IMS) Arizona Marathon will again be sweeping through our community. The PebbleCreek route will account for four miles of total 26.2 mile run. Everyone in PebbleCreek is encouraged to come out and watch this Parade of Runners and help cheer them on. Volunteers are also once again needed to monitor the route, help with traffic control and to make the runners welcome on our streets. Whether you have an hour or the entire morning to assist, please contact Melissa Kallett, recreation director, at 623-935-6743 or via email at Also, sign-up sheets are available at all three fitness facilities

“It’s always a great motivator to our runners when they pass through PebbleCreek,” says Deborah Undhjem, IMS Arizona Marathon coordinator. “The runners always praise the community support and encouragement they receive along the route,” she adds. The first racers are expected to enter the community at 7:30 a.m. that morning, with the final runner likely to hit our gates by 9:00 am. They will enter via the Sarival Gate off Indian School, head up past the Tuscany Fitness Center and proceed down to the front gate. From there they will cross PebbleCreek Parkway, enter Eagle’s Nest and exit via the Bullard Gate by Sunrise Park. What better way to spend a Sunday morning than watching and cheering on this parade of runners.

Let’s make the IMS Arizona Marathon an event to remember! Get your lawn chair, bells and orange slices ready to hand to the runners. This is going to be a fun morning.