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.
Since the Lost Dutchman Marathon’s inception in 2002 we have donated over $588,000 to various local youth organizations.
The Lost Dutchman Marathon has been voted best Marathon of the Valley 2018 by Phoenix Magazine! We had no idea we were up the award!
2019 will be the 18th Annual Lost Dutchman Marathon. The marathon, associated races and activities are held every President's Day weekend in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Run at the base of Superstition Mountain near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine, this event is a favorite of serious marathoners and casual runners alike. The marathon follows a USATF-certified course and can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
The event features a pre-race campfire, and includes a 2 Mile Fun Run, 8K Trail Run, 10K and Half Marathon in addition to the marathon itself.
This charity event is supported by a strong group of sponsors and volunteers.
The Lost Dutchman Marathon's Board of Directors consists of Kristie Falb (President), Larry Wharton (Race Director and Vice President), Jodi Erlich (Treasurer) and Sara Feraldi (Secretary), Rick Hardina, Dennis Lusk, Doug Coleman, Melissa Hopkins, Bob Benjamin, and Grady McEachern.
Left to right:
Terry Barwick, Sarah Stone, Dennis Lusk, Sara Feraldi, Jamie Zacher, Rick Hardina, Melissa Drake, Chris Giles, Kristie Falb, Jodi Ehrlich, Gary Nine, Nancy Roskos, Tayna Loftis, Doug Coleman, Larry Wharton, Liz Langenbach, Melissa Hopkins, Bob Benjamin, Grady McEachern
Not pictured: Jeff Kopp, Suzanne Daniels, James Wasson, Rocc Wilson, Martin Loftus, and Darch Oborne
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.