The Mesa Marathon Cheer Challenge is a highlight of the race experience. Local community groups are invited to take over an aid station along the course and do anything they can to give runners a boost as they pass the aid station. Music, costumes, fun signage, and of course CHEERING is encouraged.

After the race, runners vote on which groups did the best job of providing energy and excitement. The top groups are rewarded with a financial donation to their organization. If your group is interested in participating, please contact us at