The Lost Dutchman Marathon

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lost Dutchman Half Marathon

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.

Registration: Registration Details. Registration for the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is available online, by mail or in person near race day space permitting. Register today at

Registration Fees:

2017 Lost Dutchman Race Fees, Limits and Start Times

2017 Prices
2018 fees are not yet finalized.
Received By
Start Time
Marathon* $85 $95 $110 $125 400 7:00 a.m.
Half Marathon $70 $80 $90 $100 1100 7:15 a.m.
8K $40 $45 $50 $55 800 7:45 a.m.
10K $40 $45 $50 $55 800 8:00 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.

  • All runners can pick up their packets at Road Runner Sports - Tempe, 43 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 (Map) on
    • Thursday February 15, 2018 from 3 p.m. till 7 p.m. or
    • Friday, February 16, 2018 from 12 noon till 7 p.m.
  • All runners can pick up their packets on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Health and Fitness Expo in the Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Map)
  • NON-MARATHONERS can also pick up their packets Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Prospector Park 3015 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ beginning at 5:45 a.m.
    2-Mile Fun Run/Walk registration is available at this time.
  • NOTE: There is no day of race packet pick up for the full marathon. Marathon runners MUST pick up race packets Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. As a last resort, all unclaimed bibs will be held at the marathon bus loading on race morning. You will be able to claim a tee shirt after the race, however size will not be guaranteed.

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.