The Lost Dutchman Marathon is held annually over President's Day weekend.
Where: Gold Canyon and Apache Junction, Arizona
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
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..
|Half Marathon||$80||$90||$100||1100||7:15 a.m.|
|Two-Mile Fun Run/Walk||$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 2017.
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.
Bus Schedule for 26.2 Mile MARATHONERS ONLY on Race Morning:
Please don't try to wait for the last bus. There are fires, goodies, water, mats, and plenty of restrooms at the start area. There is no return shuttle to the Peralta Trails Elementary School; it is a drop off point only, do not park there.
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.
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.
The marathon start and the first six miles were absolutely magical with the pre-dawn campfires, full moon, and then the sunrise giving way to a beautiful desert scape!
This race has all the little touches that make you want to come back again and again!! Well organized & excellent volunteers!! Everyone is so friendly and helpful...from the expo to the bus drivers, and of course, the course volunteers!! I so enjoy the prospector and Daisy and the finish!! The food was great and I also got a massage!! All those details just leave you feeling happy and who wouldn't want to support a race like that?? Plus, from what I understand, you are one of very few non-profit marathons that truly gives back to the community! Good to see that!
This was my third year running the LDM. I always want to do new races but am pulled back to this one. I love the dessert run for the first six mi. The scenery is great. Mostly, I love how few people do it. This race makes me hate the rock and roll series.
3rd time running this course. I'm always pleased. Beautiful scenery, helpful, enthusiastic volunteers, and cheerful, encouraging spectators. Continues to be my favorite marathon.