The Lost Dutchman Marathon

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Phoenix Magazine Best of the Valley 2018

Lost Dutchman Marathon All-Volunteer Charity

The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc.

Lost Dutchman Marthon Apache Junction Non-Profit of the Year 2016 plaque

Lost Dutchman Marthon was named the Apache Junction Non-Profit of the Year for 2016.

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 $588,000 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 18th 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

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 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

  • 2015 - $50,000
  • 2016 - $31,100
  • 2015 - $50,000
  • 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.