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Estrella To Host Hometown Race Series

Arizona Half Marathon Returns to the Active Goodyear Community

Goodyear, Ariz. (September 24, 2012) – Nearly  1,500 participants will run around Estrella’s North and South Lakes in the Arizona Half Marathon and 5K Hometown Race Series on Saturday, October 6. The Estrella community promotes healthy lifestyles and residents take advantage of active outdoor amenities available in the master-planned community including more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, several parks and two large lakes.


“A community based on healthy ideals is the perfect fit for hosting such a race,” said Amy Vasquez, Estrella resident and executive director of Estrella Multi-Sport, a nonprofit that organizes race opportunities in the West Valley. “Estrella is a very active community and we could not be happier to welcome back the Arizona Half Marathon.”


This is the second time Estrella has hosted the Arizona Half Marathon, 5K and 1-Mile Kid’s Run.  This year’s event will also feature a Half Marathon Trail Run that will showcase the miles of hiking and bike paths within the community.  After the race, the participants will come together at the finisher’s festival to celebrate their accomplishments, listen to music and enjoy a variety of cycling and running vendors.


The races will begin at Starpointe Residence Club in Estrella – 17665 W. Elliot Rd., Goodyear, AZ  85338. For more information about the race or to register please visit


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About Estrella by Newland Communities
Estrella provides a lakeside mountain oasis nestled in the Sierra Estrella Mountains, approximately 17 miles from downtown Phoenix on Estrella Parkway in Goodyear, in the Sonoran Desert Valley. Estrella currently offers more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 72 acres of lakes for boating and fishing, the Starpointe Residents Club, hiking trails, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus-design championship golf course. Estrella's sense of seclusion is enhanced by the adjacent 19,840-acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. The land use plan for Estrella calls for approximately 50,000 homes, about 1,600 acres of commercial and a build-out of approximately 25 years (approximately 2032).


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