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 16, 2020
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. Scroll down for course details and map links.
Race Pacers: New for 2019 the Half Marathon will feature race pacers to help runners with their personal race goals.
2020 fees are not yet finalized
|Half Marathon||$65||$70||$80||$95||1100||7:15 a.m.|
|Two-Mile Fun Run/Walk||$15||$20||$20||$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 2020.
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.
- Thursday February 13, 2020 runners can pick up their packets at Road Runner Sports - Tempe, 43 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 (Map) from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m.
- Friday, February 14, 2020 at the Lost Dutchman Health and Fitness Expo in the Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Map).
- Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Lost Dutchman 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 16, 2020 at Prospector Park 3015 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ beginning at 5:45 a.m.
- 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 Rodeo Grounds marathon bus loading on race morning. You will be able to claim a tee shirt after the race, the size is not 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.
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 ... :)
Half Marathon Course Description
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. We have a designated lane for runners going toward the turnaround and a return lane when you are headed for the finish line to avoid conflict with oncoming runners and walkers. From the start line to about the middle of the course going out there is a decline of approximately 100' elevation. The turnaround is slightly higher in elevation than the start/finish line. The return is again somewhat bowl shaped. There are no hills. At about 12.5 you will notice what appears to be an incline toward the turn from Lost Dutchman Blvd. onto Idaho Rd. It is an optical illusion, there is only an elevation gain of a few feet. The course is paved, but there are significant stretches of freshly graded shoulder if you prefer to run on dirt. The half marathon course is certified (AZ10015TLB ) through 2020.
There will be mile markers on the race course.
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.
Aid stations are staffed by our tremendous volunteers without whom our event could not happen. Please thank them along the way.
There will be clothing bag drop zone in Prospector Park for the convenience of the runners not wishing to return to their cars.