The Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is held annually over President's Day weekend as a part of the Lost Dutchman Running Event.
Where: Prospector Park, Apache Junction, Arizona
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
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. There is a designated lane for runners going toward the turnaround and a return lane when they are headed for the finish line to avoid conflict with oncoming runners and walkers. There is a gradual incline when running 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. Course map.
2018 fees are not yet finalized.
|Half Marathon||$70||$80||$90||$100||1100||7:15 a.m.|
|Two-Mile Fun Run/Walk||$18||$18||$18||$20||No Limit||9:00 a.m.|
*No race day marathon registration. The marathon minimum age is 14 and maximum time for all entrants is 6 1/4 hours - strictly enforced
Registration Limit: Participation in the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is limited to 1100 runners for 2018.
Half Marathon Teams: You may run the Half Marathon as part of a 5 person team in addition to your individual participation. This is not a Relay!
Teams will be divided into 3 categories: Female, male, and coed. The first person to register will name the team and be the team captain. He or she will also determine it's category. There is no additional cost for joining a team.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 teams by time in each category who will also be featured on Facebook and our website. Each first place team member will receive a $50 gift card to Road Runner Sports in addition to their gold medal.
If you do not wish to be on a team simply simply ignore the team name option when registering.
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 Prospector Park and detailed race driving and parking information.
Aid Stations: For the Half Marathon there are aid stations every mile with water at every aid station with a sports drink at every other aid station. There are port-a-jons near every aid station.
Packet Pick up: Race Packets will NOT be mailed.
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 packet
Medals: All half marathon finishers will receive a commemorative medal.
Awards: 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 a.m. 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.
Great race. Did the half this year. Full in 2011. Both great. Fantastic AZ course compared to others in the area. Wonderful volunteers and overall one of the best. Hope to be in town next year. And thanks for the great weather too!!!
One of the best races I have run. Very well organized and incredible scenery. I will definitely be back next year.
This was my fist half marathon ever and I can proudly say I loved every minute of it. From the sign up to expo to race day you all made everything smooth and effortless. Where ever you looked you were greeted by a smile. All the volunteers on the course at all the aid stations cheered you on as you went through and clapped. Even feeling completely fatigued on the last stretch is still brought a smile to my face. Top it all off my family and I went to lunch at Los Gringos in Apache Junction and was greeted by the owner with a smile and a hand shake with a quick story telling of how he helped but the race together in its first years. Cant say enough good things, What a great day!!!
This was a great race experience! I've done a lot of half marathons and the Lost Dutchman is one to which I'll gladly return next year. The communication/notifications was spot on, every race day detail was cared for, the volunteers were awesome and it was just the right size so I didn't feel lost in the crowd. Now if only you could help me improve my pace ... :)