The Lost Dutchman Marathon is Virtual for 2021
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our running community. Guidelines are changing and new challenges in dealing with this crisis are presenting themselves daily.
The health and safety of our participants, their families and our volunteers is our primary concern.
We have evaluated the risks and the Lost Dutchman Marathon team has made the decision to move the 2021 Lost Dutchman Marathon events to an all virtual format.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been optimistically hopeful that the 2021 Lost Dutchman Marathon could be a celebration of our recovery. The reality is that we can not justify engaging now in the months of advanced planning necessary and we have little confidence in our ability to obtain the permits needed to hold an event of this size even if we chose to.
We are embracing the new challenge and enthusiastic about providing an exciting and interactive virtual event for 2021! We will have more info on our virtual race options, swag, and more in the coming days.
We pride ourselves in being able to provide a safe and positive race experience for everyone while at the same time being able to give back to the community. While we would love to see each and every one of you at our finish line in-person, at this time your health and safety is more important. We are looking forward to making this a rewarding race experience for everyone in a new and exciting way this year.
The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc.
The Lost Dutchman Marathon, Inc. is a public charity run by an all-volunteer board of directors and officers with proceeds directed to local youth organizations focused on the economically disadvantaged.
Since the Lost Dutchman Marathon's inception in 2002 we have donated over $708,000 to various local youth organizations.
2021 Lost Dutchman Marathon
"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!"
"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."
"I am so glad that I chose the LDM to run my first 10K. The views of the Superstitions at sunrise was amazing! I'll be back soon."
"I ran the trail run today. It was well organized. Great weather, great scenery, great volunteers, great shirts, great medals, and an awesome time!"
Arizona Runner's Favorite
Sunday, February 14, 2021
The Lost Dutchman Marathon and it's associated races are a favorite of serious marathoners and casual runners alike. This event is held annually over President's day weekend near the rumored site of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. Runners can depend on a beautiful location, excellent weather, great volunteers, and fast times.
I am a Canadian snowbird and have had an opportunity to take in 11 races this winter. I have also completed many other events in Arizona in the past. This was by far my favorite event. The race t-shirt was excellent, the volunteers superb, the overall organization from parking to transportation outstanding, and the medals and awards were very unique. I would highly recommend the half marathon as the scenery on that first mile was incredible! I hope to participate in this event again next year. Kudos to the organizing committee on putting on such an excellent event. This is great value based on the entry fee.