Lost Dutchman Marathon Events

Lost Dutchman Marathon
All-Volunteer Charity

The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc.

The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc. is a public charity run by an all-volunteer board of directors and officers with proceeds directed to local youth organizations focused on the economically disadvantaged.

From Inception

Since the Lost Dutchman Marathon’s inception in 2002 we have donated over $778,000 to various local youth organizations.

Your support, as a participant, a sponsor, a volunteer or as a contributor is appreciated and essential for continued success of the organization. As we prepare for our 22nd event, we are excited about our ongoing sponsorship of children in need, and staging of a world class event.

Contribute

Anyone wishing to contribute to our charity and assist local economically disadvantaged youth can do so by sending a check to:

The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc

Charitable Contributions

115 N Apache Trail Suite A

Apache Junction, AZ 85118

In 2022 the Lost Dutchman Donated $45,000

We are proud to be able to contribute $45,000 after the 2022 Lost Dutchman Marathon Events. The post COVID race was a great success in the eyes of our participants and volunteers. In spite of uncertainties, lower participation across the industry, supply issues, higher costs and staffing challenges, we were still able to produce a well received event and make meaningful distributions to support local youth groups and organizations. The distribution for 2022 was:

  • Apache Junction High School Scholarships   -   $8,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Band   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High Junior ROTC   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Track   -   $3,000.00
  • AJUSD Special Needs group   -   $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Softball   -   $500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Girls Basketball   -   $500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Football   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Baseball   -   $1,000.00
  • AJHS/CCJH Cheer   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Golf   -   $500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Tennis   -   $500.00
  • Apache Junction Boys Basketball   -   $500.00
  • City of Apache Junction Parks & Rec Youth Scholarship Fund   -   $11,000.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 216   -   $1,500.00
  • Pinal County Girls on the Run   -   $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Auxiliary   -   $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction Little League   -   $1,000.00
  • Superstition Mountain Rotary Youth Fund   -   $3,000.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Explorers   -   $1,500.00
  • Skyline Jr ROTC   -   $1,500.00
  • Imagine Prep Booster   -   $1,500.00
  • Black & Gold Youth Football   -   $500.00

In 2021 the Lost Dutchman Donated $25,000

After the 2021 Virtual Lost Dutchman Marathon we were still able to distribute $25,000 in donations to support local youth groups and organizations. The distribution for 2021 was:

  • Apache Junction High School Scholarships   -   $6,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Band   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High Junior ROTC   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Track   -   $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Cross Country   -   $1,000.00
  • AJUSD Special Needs group   -   $590.00
  • Apache Junction High School Softball   -   $355.00
  • Apache Junction High School Girls Basketball   -   $350.00
  • Apache Junction High School Football   -   $320.00
  • Apache Junction High School Volleyball   -   $315.00
  • Apache Junction Boys Basketbal   -   $305.00
  • City of Apache Junction Parks & Rec Youth Scholarship Fund   -   $6,000.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 216   -   $1,500.00
  • Pinal County Girls on the Run   -   $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Auxiliary   -   $440.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 2294   -   $355.00
  • Apache Junction Little League   -   $350.00
  • Superstition Mountain Rotary Youth Fund   -   $340.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Explorers   -   $335.00
  • Skyline Jr ROTC   -   $335.00
  • Imagine Prep Booster   -   $310.00
  • Black & Gold Youth Football   -   $300.00

In 2020 the Lost Dutchman Donated $50,000

After the 2020 Lost Dutchman Marathon we handed out $50,000 in donations to support local youth groups and organizations. The distribution for 2020 was:

  • Apache Junction High School Scholarships - $8,000
  • Apache Junction High School Track/PP - $6,000
  • Apache Junction High School XC/PP - 3,500
  • City of Apache Junction Parks & Rec Youth Scholarship Fund - $10,000
  • Apache Junction High School Football - $1,500
  • Apache Junction High Junior ROTC - $1,500
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Auxiliary - $1,000
  • Superstition Mtn Rotary Youth Fund - $3,000
  • Girl Scout Troop 216 - $1,500
  • Apache Junction Little League - $1,500
  • Pinal County Girls on the Run - $1,000
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Explorers - $1,500
  • Superstition Fire & Med Explorers - $750
  • Black & Gold Youth Football - $1,000
  • Apache Junction High School Band - $1,500
  • Skyline Jr ROTC - $1,500
  • Apache Junction Boys Basketball - $500
  • Girl Scout Troop 2294 - $1,000
  • Apache Junction High School Volleyball - $500
  • Apache Junction High School Girls Basketball - $1,000
  • Imagine Prep Booster - $1,000
  • AJHS Baseball - $250
  • AJUSD Special Needs group - $500
  • AJHS Softball - $500

In 2019 the Lost Dutchman Donated $70,000

During the Lost Dutchman Marathon's annual post race committee banquet, we handed out $70,000 in donations to support local youth groups and organizations. The distribution for 2019 was:

  • Apache Junction High School Scholarships $15,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Track and Cross Country Pay to Play - $11,000.00
  • City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund - $20,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Football - $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High Junior ROTC - $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Auxilliary - $1,500.00
  • Superstition Mtn Rotary Youth Fund - $3,500.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 216 - $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction Little League - $1,500.00
  • Pinal County Girls on the Run - $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Explorers - $1,500.00
  • Superstition Fire & Med Explorers $1,500.00
  • Black & Gold Youth Football - $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction High School Band - $1,500.00
  • Skyline Jr ROTC - $1,500.00
  • Superstition Mountain Soccer Club - $1,500.00
  • Apche Juncion Boys Basketball - $1,000.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 2294 - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Volleyball - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Girls Basketball - $500.00
  • Imagine Prep Booster - $500.00
Lost Dutchman 2018 Donation to Apache Junction Parks and Rec

The Lost Dutchman Marathon committee presented the City of AJ Parks & Recreation Department with $20,000 to fully fund the youth scholarship fund and sponsor family running events in the downtown area. $18,000 is spent annually on full and partial scholarships to insure that all kids have the opportunity to take swimming lessons, participate in sports, and out-of-school-time programming, regardless of their financial situation.

In 2018 the Lost Dutchman Donated $60,000

During the Lost Dutchman Marathon's annual post race committee banquet, we handed out $60,000 in donations to support local youth groups and organizations. The distribution for 2018 was:

  • Apache Junction High School Scholarships $12,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Track and Cross Country Pay to Play - $7,000.00
  • City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund - $20,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Football - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High Junior ROTC - $1,500.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Auxilliary - $1,250.00
  • Superstition Mtn Rotary Youth Fund - $2,250.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 216 - $1,250.00
  • Apache Junction Little League - $1,250.00
  • Pinal County Girls on the Run - $1,250.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Explorers - $1,250.00
  • Superstition Fire & Med Explorers $1,250.00
  • Black & Gold Youth Football - $1,250.00
  • Apache Junction High School Band - $1,250.00
  • Skyline Jr ROTC - $1,500.00
  • Superstition Mountain Soccer Club - $1,500.00
  • Apche Juncion Boys Basketball - $1,000.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 2294 - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Volleyball - $500.00
Lost Dutchman Scholarship recipients 2017 Apache Junction High School

LDM committee member Tayna Loftis presents Apache Junction High School students with $2,000 scholarships. Left to right: Tayna Loftis, Danae Liguori, Emily Abbatacola, Ashley Ross, Sean Maloney, Gabriella Komashko

In 2017 the Lost Dutchman Donated $50,000

The distribution for 2017 was:

  • Apache Junction High School Scholarships $10,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Track and Cross Country Pay to Play - $6,000.00
  • City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund - $18,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Football - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High Junior ROTC - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Auxilliary - $1,000.00
  • Superstition Mtn Rotary Youth Fund - $2,000.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 216 - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction Little League - $1,000.00
  • Pinal County Girls on the Run - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction Police Dept Explorers - $1,000.00
  • Superstition Fire & Med Explorers $1,000.00
  • Black & Gold Youth Football - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School Band - $1,000.00
  • Skyline Jr ROTC - $1,000.00
  • Apache Junction High School National Honor Society - $1,000.00
  • Superstition Mountain Soccer Club - $1,000.00
  • Apche Juncion Boys Basketball - $500.00
  • Girl Scout Troop 2294 - $500.00
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Superstition Mountain Soccer Club receiving their award for 2016

Prior Distributions

Lost Dutchman Marathon annual donations

  • 2003 - $5,250
  • 2004 - $3,000
  • 2005 - $2,500
  • 2006 - $8,750
  • 2007 - $23,000
  • 2008 - $30,000
  • 2009 - $33,000
  • 2010 - $40,550
  • 2011 - $55,000
  • 2012 - 65,000
  • 2013 - $66,000
  • 2014 - $65,000
  • 2015 - $50,000
  • 2016 - $31,100
  • 2015 - $50,000
  • 2015 Scholarships 6 2000 dollars each

    Martin Loftus presents to 2015 Scholarship Winners Marcos Lopez del Castillo, Sarah Jones, Avery McAllister, Melissa Rivera, Jessica Whitten, and Allyssa Willis

  • 2016 - $31,100
  • 2017 - $50,000
  • 2018 - $60,000

Contact

Lost Dutchman Marathon contact information is available on our contact page.  Select the appropriate page for more information about running, volunteering, becoming a sponsor or becoming a vendor.

Legal Stuff

The Lost Dutchman Marathon is conducted under the governance of the Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc., classified as a public charity under Code Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.