The Lost Dutchman Marathon

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lost Dutchman Marathon

The Lost Dutchman Marathon is held annually over President's Day weekend.

Where: Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, Arizona

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

Course: Beginning near Gold Canyon, AZ (30 miles east of Phoenix), the marathon is a scenic, rolling, point-to-point, USATF certified course (#AZ10016TLB) that can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Course description and Course map..

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

Registration Fees:

2018 Lost Dutchman Race Fees, Limits and Start Times

2018 Prices Received By
Start Time
Marathon* $75 $85 $95 $110 400 7:00 a.m.
Half Marathon $65 $70 $80 $95 1100 7:15 a.m.
8K $35 $45 $50 $55 800 7:45 a.m.
10K $35 $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 Marathon is limited to 400 runners in 2018.

Directions and Parking: Parking and transportation details are here.

Transportation: All Marathon runners will be bused to the start. No private vehicle drop off of runners at the marathon start line is allowed. 

Marathon Aid Stations: There are aid stations every 2 miles on the marathon course for the first 20 miles and then an aid station every mile to the finish. There are port-a-jons near every aid station. Lemon Lime Gatorade will be available at every other aid station starting at marathon mile 4. GU Energy Gel will be at miles 10 and 18 on the marathon course only. Bananas will be at 2 aid stations.

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 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 114 and under, 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 12:15 AM.   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.

Protect your registration fees

Life Happens! Athlinks has your back when it does.

Registration Refund from Athlinks protects you from life’s twists and turns. With their Registration Refund Program you can request a refund of your regular registration fee, including any processing fees, if you are unable to participate due to specific covered reasons such as injury, illness, pregnancy, and unexpected travel delays.

The Registration Refund Program is $5.00 per entry available when registering online.