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The Lost Dutchman Marathon

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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 over $447,000 has been donated 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 15th event, we are excited about our ongoing sponsorship of children in need, and staging of a world class event.

Contribute

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

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

P O Box 6417

Apache Junction, AZ 85178

In 2015 the Lost Dutchman Donated $50,000

During the Lost Dutchman Marathon's annual post race committee banquet, we handed out $50,000 in donations to support local youth groups and organizations. The distribution for 2015 was:

  • AJHS Band - $500
  • Skyline Jr ROTC - $500
  • Black and Gold Football - $1000
  • Girls on the Run - $1,000
  • AJ Little League - $1000
  • Cub Scouts Pack 638 - $1,000
  • Girl Scouts Troop 216 - $1,000
  • AJHS Cheer - $500
  • AJPD Auxiliary - $1,000
  • AJPD Explorers - $1,000
  • Clyde Allison Recognition

    Clyde Allison recognized for 14 years of service to the Lost Dutchman Marathon

  • AJFD Explorers - $1,000
  • AJHS Football - $1,000
  • AJHS Life Skills -$500
  • AJ JR ROTC - $1000
  • Rotary Youth Fund - $2,000. 
  • Boys and Girls Club - $1000
  • Harvest Compassion Center -$1000
  • AJ Track and Cross Country Pay to Play - $4,000
  • AJUSD Scholarships 6 X $2000 = $12,000
  • City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation:  $18,000
    • $15,000 for the Youth Scholarship Fund
    • $3000 for the Walkathon

In 2014 the Lost Dutchman Marathon Donated $65,000

During the Lost Dutchman Marathon's annual post race committee banquet, we handed out $65,000 in donations to support local youth groups and organizations.  The distribution for 2014 was:

The Lost Dutchman Marathon's Jodi Ehrlich Presents Bob Benjamin $2,000 for the Rotary Youth Fund

  • AJHS Band - $500
  • Skyline Jt ROTC - $500
  • Black and Gold Football - $1,500
  • Girls on the Run - $1,000
  • Let Them Run AJ Chapter - $1,000
  • AJ Little League - $2,000
  • Cub Scouts Pack 638 - $1,000
  • Girl Scouts Troop 216 - $1,000
  • AJHS Cheer - $1,000
  • AJPD Auxiliary - $1,000
  • AJPD Explorers - $1,000
  • AJFD Explorers - $1,000
  • AJHS Football - $1,000
  • AJHS Life Skills - $1,000
  • AJ JR ROTC - $1,500
  • Judy Borey accepts a Check for $2,000 on behalf of the Apache Junction Boys and Girls Club.

  • Rotary Youth Fund - $2,000.  The Rotary has 10 years of service, beginning the first year with leadership by Bob Homan and the subsequent 9 years led by Bob Benjamin. Rotary sets out and picks up all the directional signs along Ironwood and Tomahawk, does every detail associated with the 8K trail run, and staffs the turnaround points for the 10K and 2 mile fun run.
  • Boys and Girls Club - $2,000
  • Harvest Compassion Center - $2,000
  • AJ Track and Cross Country Pay to Play - $4,000
  • AJUSD Scholarships 5 X $3,000 = $15,000
  • City of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation: $24,000.  This consists of the Youth Scholarship Fund for $18,000 and $6,000 for the Youth Fitness Marathon, Fit Families Program, and Holiday Winter Walk-A-Thon

2015 Lost Dutchman Committee

Lost Dutchman Marathon Board of Directors and Working Committee

Lost Dutchman Board of Directors

Front row: Liz Langenbach, Jodi Ehrlich, Tayna Loftis, Jay Reynolds, Sarah Stone, Terry Barwick, Bob Benjamin, Sara Feraldi
Back row: Kristie Falb, Grady McEachern, Jeff Kopp, James Wasson, Chris Giles, Darch Oborne, Dennis Lusk, Clark Smithson, James Lusk
Not Pictured: Rick Hardina.

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.