Lost Dutchman Half Marathon
The Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is held annually over President's Day
weekend as a part of the Lost Dutchman
Where: Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, Arizona
Date: Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Start Time: 7:15 a.m.
The Half Marathon begins and ends in
Prospector Park, and is an out-and-back
over the last 6.55 miles of the Marathon course. The course changed in
2010 to be flatter and faster. We have a designated lane for runners going
toward the turnaround and a return lane when you are headed for the finish line
to avoid conflict with oncoming runners and walkers. You will notice a gradual
incline as you run toward Superstition Mountain and an equivalent decline on the
way back. There are no significant hills. The course is paved, but there are
significant stretches of freshly graded shoulder if you prefer to run on dirt.
Registration: Registration is available online.
Registration Limit: Participation in
the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is limited to 1100 runners in 2014.
Packet Pick up:
Race Packets will NOT be mailed.
- All runners can pick up their packets at Road Runner
Sports - Tempe, 43 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 on Thursday, February 13th from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m. and Friday, February 14th
from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. (Map)
- All runners can pick up their packets on Saturday, February 15th at the Health and Fitness Expo 1035 N. Idaho Rd. Apache
Junction, AZ from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Map)
- NON-MARATHONERS can also pick up their packets Sunday, February 16th at Prospector Park 3015 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ
beginning at 5:45 a.m. 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk registration is
available at this time.
- NOTE: There is no day of race
packet pick up for the full marathon. Marathon runners MUST pick up
race packets Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
The race will be chip timed. Your chip is a part of your bib, do not remove it. Your number bib must be worn on the front and be visible at all times during the race.
You may have someone else pick up your race
Parking: The race begins and
ends at Prospector Park in Apache Junction. From US 60, you
may use Tomahawk road and park in the Rodeo grounds or exit at Ironwood
and park on the north side of the park. Here are links to a
MapQuest area map and detailed race
Aid Stations: There are aid stations
every mile, all have water, every other aid station will have a sports drink.
half marathon finishers will receive a commemorative medal.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in
each age group. Age groups are 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Results will be posted as soon as possible after the completion of the race.
The awards ceremony will be held as close as possible to 11:30 AM. If
you win an award, be sure to pick it up before leaving. Award recipients not
able to stay for the awards presentation can still receive their award, details
are on the awards page.
I based my whole vacation to AZ from England around taking part in the Lost
Dutchman Half Marathon after hearing how good it was. I can vouch for that now
and I had a fantastic time among all you friendly guys. What a fantastic course
and I was pleased with my time of just under two hours - possibly hindered or
helped because I stopped many times along the way to take some photos of the
wonderful setting. Was I the furthest travelled to take part? Hopefully I will
get a chance to return sometime and take part again - perhaps getting a PB
without the camera! Cheers from Durham, UK
Ian Henry - Durham, UK
Hi. I absolutely LOVE the Lost Dutchman races. Last year I did the 10k and this year I stepped it up to the half and got a PR! The event is very well run, the aid stations are ALL terrific and I love that I get to run through the wall! The only little nitpicky thing I can say is that I would really like it if you guys could do a shirt that was a color instead of white. I've got LOADS of white shirts, but only a few in colors and those are always my favorites. I hope to be back next year, running at least the 10k. Next time, Ill skip the entirely overrated RNRAZ and go straight to the LD! Thanks for running such a cool event in such a beautiful location!!
Suzanne Kirk -Glendale AZ