Lost Dutchman Marathon 2023
We think Lost Dutchman Marathon is a terrific event, but don't just take our word for it. Every year we get lots of positive feedback. See what runners from around the country have had to say about our race.
This was my 40th marathon and one of the best - if not the best - in terms of local spirit and volunteer presence. I was really impressed with the organization and execution of this race. If you're looking for a smallish winter marathon with a high likelihood of good weather, this is one to consider!
I've been running about 10 years and I've found this race online watching the comments before deciding to travel from east coast. Fantastic experience, well organized and we had a great time! Coming back next year!!!
Very well managed race in a beautiful venue.
As a runner that has competed in many races over the years, I have not participated in a better organized event than this! The information provided on the website and through email communications were spot on and made my race day experience so smooth. I cannot wait to return to this race next year!
We've done this race several years and it is one of our favorites. Beautiful area, well organized, great premiums and great medals. Only one year, with rain was it miserable but, Mother Nature!
This was my first year participating in this event and it was a blast. All the volunteers I engaged with was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend and will be participating in future events.
Lost Dutchman is the best race in the East Valley.
I have the inaugural long sleeve LDM hanging in my closet and have been an on/off again participant and volunteer since race inception. I have run great marathons and ultra's all over the US and abroad. This little marathon is my favorite and a well-kept secret. What I am most impressed with is how organized this event has gotten over the years.
The Superstition Mountains look so beautiful at the start. The warming fires are amazing. The whole event from start to finish is perfect. And the volunteers can't be beat!
The views on this race are spectacular and the volunteers are amazing!
For my first marathon this was such an amazing experience! Between the fires at the start, support along the way! Best memories made for my first ever run!
The Lost Dutchman race was one of the best I have ever done as far as organization, enthusiasm of the volunteers and spectators, and number of aid stations. I have participated in a lot of races, and I loved everything about this experience.
This was my second half marathon and it did not disappoint. The scenery was gorgeous; the course was challenging but not hilly and the race was really well executed.
Wonderful race! Great scenery. Awesome destination run.
What a great, well supported marathon with a fun and varied course and great volunteers!
Great race as always. Organized, wonderful volunteers, beautiful scenery and perfect weather!
An amazing beautiful and organized race! Highly recommend
Loved the race. Well put together and great amenities! Easy packet pick up, ample water stops, and post race food. Shirts and medals are nice quality.
The race was great from start to finish. Great pre-event info. Great start and finish. Great announcer making a especially fun finish. Thank you to the great volunteers. The photos and videos online were really great. We came from out of state for our second LDM and plan enthusiastically to come to the third.
I had a great time! I ran the marathon. The race was well-organized and everyone was friendly - from the team at packet pickup to the bus drivers to the aid station volunteers. There were plenty of bathrooms on the course and I needed many of them. I randomly met the race director around mile 22 and then again at the finish line. What an energetic and kind soul! This was my 13th state and 13th marathon on my way to be a 50-stater. I have yet to have a more beautiful starting area. The log fires and dawn breaking over the mountains were an inspiring way to start the event. Well done, everyone!
Always a well-run, beautiful, and fun race for me. I've done the half and 10k over 10 years now and will be back again next year! LOVE all your volunteers and sponsor booths too!
Such beautiful scenery, helpful volunteers, and overall just a wonderful race! 100% want to do the Lost Dutchman Marathon again!
Volunteer support was amazing!! Lots of encouraging, smiling faces throughout the route.
My 10th LDM 10K. Fantastic! Perfect weather, perfect setting!
World class leader in panoramic vista, an absolute unforgettable experience everyone should enjoy every year.
LDM is a top notch race especially for seasoned runners. The scenery was beautiful, volunteers were awesome and encouraging and the community seemed to embrace this event. It seemed like you were part of their family during the event! Not a big crowd race, but if you like nature, people who know about running, and great support, LDM is highly recommended!
The Lost Dutchman Marathon is one of my staple races that I must run every year. It is the perfect mix of nature's beauty, running goodness, and true grit.
This is a very well organized event but my favorite part was the Volunteers at the water stations. Their energy and enthusiasm was fantastic and really helped to keep me going.
Hands down the best race in Arizona. I have completed the 1/2 Marathon ten times. It never gets old! The beautiful scenery always takes my mind off the mileage and I just zone out. I highly recommend the event!
Great experience! Friendly volunteers, extremely organized - literally every angle was covered in the planning of this event. Running the 8k trail was a great experience - the volunteers and the posted signed throughout the course were uplifting and kept everyone going! My husband ran the marathon and had an equally exceptional experience. Thank you!
Stunning views and wonderful volunteers.
Race was great! Perfectly run.
Well organized and well supported marathon - I am a back of the pack finisher - There was water and Gatorade all the way though the last aud station - thank you!
I loved the inspirational signs on the 8K Trail run. They were amazing!!
Fantastic weather and great run!
I came here from Maine and thoroughly enjoyed the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon. I'm prepping for Boston M in April and this was a good training run.
Best views of any AZ race
Great 8K Trail Run! Well organized; Great volunteers and helpers; Great trail out through the saguaros! Will be back next year;
Best race I have done in years. Gorgeous views, beautiful course, easy parking, great start time, many distance options, no traffic, and best of all Amazing Volunteers. This was my first Lost Dutchman race but definitely not my last. I will be back next year. Thank you for such a well organized race.
I love this race! I plan my visit to AZ with this in mind. It's such a beautiful fun course.
Exceptional start line amenities!
Awesome race. I like the point to point marathons. A great place to start in the mountain before sunrise. Nice downhill for the first six miles on a dirt road. Everything was well-organized with plenty of aid stations and many that had more than just water. Bacon and pickles was a nice surprise along with bananas and oranges. The volunteers were full of energy and very supportive. Normally when doing a marathon, all I am looking for is the next mile marker, but the scenery was so gorgeous that I could focus on that and suddenly there was another mile marker. I set my new personal best time of 5:43:44.
An exceptionally beautiful course!
This is the race to run to connect with nature! Every turn was so scenic. Course support was wonderful!
I was in AZ on business and added a day to run the Last Dutchman Half. It was a well run event that offers a variety of distances. Great weather, beautiful scenery, and friendly people made this a wonderful experience. I am glad i made the choice!!
This is a truly awesome marathon. The race is very well organized and the volunteers are literally the kindest people I have ever met during a marathon. Everyone is positive and encouraging, and the start line is incredibly beautiful and well stocked with everything you need. This is not an easy course. There are long inclines after the seven mile downhill start. This is a must do marathon!
Well organized, fun, and beautiful!
Best organized event that I have been in and I have been in lots! Outstanding. Organizers have thought about everything.
The Lost Dutchman Race 2023 was amazing! So well organized and beautiful as we ran towards the gorgeous Superstition Mountains. No traffic fumes like other Phoenix area races (we had the roads to ourselves). The venue was perfect and the vibe was low-key. After race food was great... Getting there was easy and the volunteers did an expert job of keeping things well organized. Loved this event and will sign up for next year's race!
By far the best half marathon in the valley!! This was my 4th time running the half and every year it's just as wonderful as the last. Nice job serving our community so well!
Overall a great event with beautiful scenery and usually great weather!
The race is fantastic! I do it every year. Love how they always give back to the community.
I was so excited to run this Arizona classic iconic race and it did not disappoint. Amazing views of the Superstition Mountains, extremely organized race, wonderful volunteers everywhere, water stations at every mile (unheard of- wish every long distance race did this!), fun medals, and lots of post race snacks/drinks! The half marathon course was a great route with just enough rolling hills and desert scenery to remind me how awesome it is to be able to run in Arizona this time of year. Thank you for all the planning that went into the race. Well done! (Side note: I volunteered last year since I was unable to run last minute after being registered. It was just as much fun! Definitely hope to either run or volunteer in the future.)
The weather was perfect. The volunteers at the aid stations were great. Their spirit was contagious.
I was visiting the area from New Orleans for the week and signed up for this race. I am so glad I did! Everything was so well organized, the volunteers were so accommodating, and the vendors were fantastic. I would highly recommend this race, and look forward to coming back to do it again!
Everything went very smoothly on race day. The transportation was fast and efficient, the course was very beautiful and well maintained, and their were plenty of snack and drink stops throughout the course.
Absolutely beautiful course, loved the drumming group by the school on the half marathon, super cool, very hype.
The Lost Dutchman is one of my top five staple races that I must run every year. It's the perfect mix of nature's beauty, running goodness, and true grit!
Great race! Beautiful views!
Great races with great bling!
It's a beautiful run through desert parks and towns with cactus and orange rocks everywhere (but wear a hat because there's not a speck of shade anywhere)!
This was my first time running this race and I was impressed at how well organized it was. The logistics went smoothly and the field size was ideal. The scenery was stunning!
Great race in a beautiful setting. Very well supported by volunteer staff and locals. A challenging course that is worth it!
Beautiful with some challenge! The race was well organized with energized and kind volunteers! The last few miles were tough but knowing that well designed metal was waiting at the finish was defiantly motivating! The route was beautiful, never a dull sight!
Great organization! Super Friendly Race.
Great event - beautiful scenery.
Very organized, trail race was very easy to follow and beautiful!
I love this race because of the great view of Superstition Mountain. It is a well organized race.
One of the most beautiful races I've ever done.
Beautiful views and a fun event!
The best volunteers in the world
Thank you for thinking of every detail for the runners such as the warming bus at the start and plentiful aid stations. I've run over 50 marathons and this was very well organized and supported.
One of the most encouraging and fun half marathons I've done due to the volunteers at the aid stations! Loved having the support from them and the drum line encouraging us runners with the live beats! Weather and scenery were absolutely perfect.
I love this race so much! This was my third year and nothing disappointed me. The weather, the course, the views, the people! Just a wonderful, wonderful event that makes me feel so special every time I run. Thank you Lost Dutchman Marathon crew!
The 8K Trail Run is a fun event and the venue is great too. Easy course.
A great experience
Excellently run event. Awards ceremony needs work
We welcome and encourage your feedback on our event. We read everything and seriously consider all advice and criticism with the objective of making the Lost Dutchman Marathon better every year.
Nearly all feedback is published to our web site, however we may not post angry comments about specific isolated instances or those strictly offering advice. Editing is limited to cosmetic changes. You can use our post race survey, online contact form or send an e-mail directly to me: Kristie Falb.
Kristie Falb - Race Director