Lost Dutchman Marathon



Sunday, February 15th, 2009 will mark the 8th  year of the Lost Dutchman Marathon Event located in beautiful Apache Junction, Arizona. This event is held ever year over the President’s Day weekend in February. Many events take place such as an all day Expo event following a pasta dinner on Saturday and on Sunday a pre-race campfire, half marathon, 8k, 10k, 2k Family Fun Run/Walk and Awards Event.  Whether you are a serious or causal runner, this marathon is popular among all. The marathon follows a USATF-certified course and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.  This event is put together by The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc which is a non-profit charity and all workers and board members are volunteers. The proceeds go towards funding scholarships for students who are capable of attending college but due to economic challenges are unable to afford tuition.   In addition, funding is used for kids to be able to attend summer youth programs.  Runners travel from all over the country to participate in this scenic race to experience the beautiful winter weather of Arizona which average between 70 degrees and 42 degrees during the month of February. 
 
Here is more information about each race---
 
The Marathon Course
  • Most challenging. 
  • Start Time is 7am
  • Free transportation from Prospector Park (1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd, Apache Junction AZ 85219)
  • This begins in Gold Canyon, AZ at ½ mile south of Peralta Trailhead on Peralta Road. 
  • Race start elevation is 2330 feet above sea level, the finish is 1840 ft.
  • Unpaved and Paved areas20
  • Aid stations every 2 miles for the first 20 miles then every mile to finish
  • Unbelievable scenery views of Superstition Mountains
 
Half Marathon
  • Start time is  7:30am
  • Begins and ends at Prospector Park (1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd, Apache Junction AZ 85219)
  • Area is mostly on roads and some dirt
  • Mainly uphill and some declining on the way back
  • No time limit
 
8K
  • Starts at 7:45am
  • Begins and ends at Prospector Park (1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd, Apache Junction AZ 85219)
  • Desert Trail Run
  • Mainly dirt roads
  • Relatively Easy
  • No time limit
 
 
10K
  • Starts at 8:00am
  • Begins and ends at Prospector Park (1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd, Apache Junction AZ 85219)
  • Mainly on pavement and some dirt roads
  • Some incline and decline
  • No time limit
 
2K Family Fun Run/Walk
  • Starts at 8:05AM
  • Begins and ends at Prospector Park (1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd, Apache Junction AZ 85219) Loops out onto Idaho Road. 

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