desert spectacular 2022

 480-444-8841   |   |

Arizona Senior Games 2023

Greetings, fellow athletes! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a lifelong distance runner and have been competing since I was 14. You might know me as the guy that runs the steeplechase at USATF Nationals. I'm now 47 and I love my sport of Track & Field even more than ever, at the Masters level.  I have been inspired the last couple of years, not just due to the pandemic, to put on small track & field meets for the athletes with whom I race and train, know and love. My goal is to bring maximum awareness to Masters Track & Field, both in Arizona and around the whole country.  Our sport is an amazing sport that can be carried on for a lifetime, and it is my belief that everyone can do it or return to doing it after a long hiatus.  I'm fortunate to be a coach of 30+ Masters runners with my local club, the Arizona Pacemakers, and since introducing them to the sport the last 3 years, they have ALL discovered an aspect of running they now love, but never knew existed prior to that.  

In 2021, I wanted to come up with a fun meet for us in the land of perfect December weather -- Arizona.  The average weather is a beautiful 66 degrees and sunny.  This pre-season kickoff, known as the Desert Spectacular, will be a unique meet contested on an outdoor track, featuring events most often seen during the Indoor Track & Field season, with some fun additions. 

Location: The 2022 meet will be held at Mountain Pointe High School on 4201 E Knox Rd Phoenix, AZ 85044 .

Date/time: The meet will take place on Saturday, December 17, from approximately 10 AM to 2 PM. 

It will be a USATF Sanctioned Meet. Open, Masters, Arizona Senior Games participants, Veterans - Come join us for a highly competitive meet with local, domestic and international competition!

As of October 20, 2022, the following events will be contested at the meet (final order of events TBD):


60m hurdles







Long Jump

High Jump

Triple Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Weight Throw

Super Weight Throw



4x200m Relay

Sprint Medley Relay

Distance Medley Relay

4x800m Relay