The Memorial 19K
Fun Run & Walk
This is a 1.84 mi route. The route has a total ascent of 19.61 ft and has a maximum elevation of 4,863.98 ft. This route is family friendly, suitable for young children, strollers and wheelchairs.
For the safety of all participants, no pets please. Participants will enjoy the serenity of Glen Ilah. All finishers will receive a technical race T-Shirt. No medals are awarded for this event.
Registration, check-in and packet pick-up are located at Yarnell Assembly of God 17125 W Fountain Hill Lane, Yarnell, AZ 85362 beginning at 6am. The Fun Run & Walk will begin at 8am.
Enjoy a breakfast bar at the finish line provided by the Yarnell Fire Auxiliary.
THE ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT:
The Yarnell Fire District
This Special Rural District is comprised of a 22-member crew, mostly volunteers, three captains and 8 EMT's. The Crew is led by Chief Ben Palm, a resident of Glen Ilah. Since the Yarnell Memorial Run supports the work of local firefighters, proceeds will provide valuable assistance to the department, assisting with training, equipment, vehicle maintenance and personnel expenses. The decline of the tax base due to structure loss has been of great concern to both the crew and the residents. Join us to support the YFD! Register today. Learn more about the Yarnell Fire District and like us on Facebook.
The William H. Warneke Memorial Foundation
This foundation was founded by the family of William (Billy) Warneke, who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The mission is to "preserve the memory and legacy of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished on June 30, 2013; the William Howard Warneke Memorial Foundation will offer support and financial assistance to first responders, military veterans and their families. This foundation strives to serve as selflessly as William Howard Warneke served his country." The foundation offers support and scholarships to youth who desire to become first repsonders. Help us to support the work of WHWMF by registering to run today! Learn more about the Warneke Foundation.
The Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters
Eric Marsh was the superintendant of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew. Founded by his loving widow, Amanda, this foundation provides support for wildland firefighters, raising money for families who suffer loss due to wild fire service. Most recently, the foundation was able to raise $3,000 to support the families who lost firefighters in Twisp, Washington. We hope you will contribute to this mission by registering for the Yarnell Memorial Run today! Learn more about Eric Marsh and the Foundation for Wildland Firefighters.
About the Run
On June 28th, 2013, a lightning storm sparked what would become the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history. The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed 127 structures and the lives of 19 brave men as the country watched in helpless shock. These men belonged to the Granite Mountain Interagency Hot Shot Crew, based in Prescott, AZ, where many of them also resided. An outpouring of support from all over the world showered the grief-stricken families and those who lost their homes in the fire. On June 7, 2014, the first Yarnell Memorial Run was held in Memory of the Hot Shot Crew to raise funds to support the work of local firefighters. The success and support was amazingly vibrant, prompting the Memorial Run to become an annual event. Participants have the privilege of running through the area of town known as Glen Ilah, which is where much of the burn robbed residents of their homes. In 2014, the burned area was still quite noticeable, but as time's magic healing process has taken effect, flowers have bloomed, grass has returned with vigor and homes have been rebuilt. The Yarnell Memorial Run has grown, giving runners and walkers four different options including a 5k, 10k, 19k and family/child friendly Fun Run & Walk.
If you've ever wanted to see the modern day version of Mayberry - complete with technicolor hues - then Yarnell, AZ is the place for you! Nestled discreetly in the Weaver Mountains, Yarnell is situated approximately 89 miles north of Central Phoenix, on AZ State Highway 89. Founded in 1865 by Harrison Yarnell, the unincorporated town became known for the potato sized gold he discovered on Rich Hill, at the south east end of town. Highway 89, which stretches from Mexico to Canada, was paved through Yarnell in 1933. Due to its elevation of 4,780 ft, Yarnell enjoys cooler and cleaner air, boasting an average temperature of 85 in July and 60 in January. There are 649 full time residents in the community in addition to several unique shops, eateries, an American Legion Post and the Shrine of St. Joseph. Visitors enjoy Yarnell's spectacular views and small town ambiance. For more information about Yarnell and surrounding areas visit Yarnell-Peeples Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Early Bird Registration and Fees
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 16, 2016
Fun Run/Walk (Child and Stroller Friendly) $20
5k $30 prior to April 16, 2016 :||: $45 April 17 – May 31, 2016 :||: $55 June 1st – Race Day
10k $35 prior to April 16, 2016 :||: $50 April 17 – May 31, 2016 :||: $65 June 1st – Race Day
19k - Dedicated to the 19 Hot Shots - $45 prior to April 16, 2016 :||: $60 April 17 – May 31, 2016 :||: $75 June 1st – Race Day
Teams 19k Only (5 participants per team) $35 per team Prior to April 16, 2016 :||: $50 April 17 - May 31, 2016 :||: $75 June 1st – Race Day
Click here to Register online. Prefer a paper application? Download a mail-in form here.
2016 Gold Sponsors
Become A Sponsor
We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Yarnell Memorial 5K, 10k and 19k Run/Walk to be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at in Yarnell, AZ. This event raises money to support the work of the Yarnell Fire District, the Eric Marsh Foundation and the William H. Warneke Foundation. Over the last two years, we had approximately 400 runners from 5 states registered and raised over $10,000. With the addition of the 19k in 2016, we expect the participation to double. Funds received from sponsorships are used to purchase T-shirts for both volunteers/runners, awards, medals along with drinks and snacks. In addition funds are used for advertising, the run timing company, announcers, portable toilets, permits & preparations, etc. All additional money from sponsorships will go directly to the Yarnell Fire District, William H. Warneke Foundation and the Eric Marsh Foundation.
On behalf of the committee members, volunteers, runners and those who are recipients of proceeds, thank you in advance for your consideration to support this great community event.
There are various levels of sponsorship. Learn more and get the forms by downloading the Become A Sponsor pdf fie.
Yarnell Memorial Run
c/o Yarnell Fire District
Fire Administration Bldg.
22555 State Hwy 89
Yarnell, AZ 85362
Please check back as we will be adding more lodging deals for individuals & groups for the race weekend.
Best Western Prescottonian Motel | 1317 E Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 | (928)445-3096 | Important! Please note, when booking, you must call and mention "Yarnell Memorial Run" to receive the group discounted rate. | Price discounted to $101.99 to $118.99 valid June 3rd and/or June 4th, 2016
Los Viajeros Inn 1000 North Tegner Road, Wickenburg, Arizona 85390 | (928)684-7099
(Important! Please note, when booking, you must call (928)684-7099 and mention "Yarnell Memorial Run" to receive the group discounted rate.)
Deadline for booking: May 3rd, 2016, Cancel by June 1st. $65 per night, June 3rd and/or June 4th, 2016.
Sierra Vista Motel 22675 AZ Route 71, Congress, AZ 85332 | (928) 427-6330
(Important! Please note, when booking, you must call (928) 427-6330 and mention "Yarnell Memorial Run" to receive the group discounted rate. No website, click for reviews.)
Deadline for booking: May 15th, 2016. $50 per night any room single or double, June 3rd and/or June 4th, 2016
Public Land RVing & Dry Camping:
There are several areas of BLM land in close proximity to Yarnell. These are open to short term RV and tent camping.