Lost Dutchman Marathon Events

8K Trail Run

The Lost Dutchman Arizona 8K Trail Race is held annually over President's Day weekend as a part of the Lost Dutchman Marathon.

Event: This page is for the Lost Dutchman 8K Trail Run event. Visit our Registration page for an overview of all events or Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K for our other races.

Where: Apache Junction, Arizona

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2025

Start Time: 7:45 a.m.

Course: The 8K is a desert trail run starting and ending in Prospector Park. The course is mostly on dirt trail in the northern and eastern portions of the park that is undeveloped. The only elevation changes are where the course crosses dry washes, otherwise the course is flat. It should be considered relatively easy as trail courses go. If you are looking for a really fun trail run, this one is worth considering. There is no time limit for the 8K race. Course map.

Registration: Registration Details. Registration for the Lost Dutchman 8K Trail Run is available online, by mail or in person near race day space permitting. Register today at ChronoTrack.

Registration Fees:

2025 PricesEarly Bird Pricing
Maximum RunnersStart Time
8K Trail Run$44$49$52$54$59$648007:45 a.m.

Registration Limit:  Participation in the Lost Dutchman 8K Trail Run is limited to 800 runners in 2025.

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. Visit our Driving, Parking & Transportation page for detailed race parking information.

Aid Stations: For the 8K trail race there is one aid station that all runners will pass twice.

Race Packets

Packet pick up:

  • Thursday February 13, 2025 runners can pick up their packets at Road Runner Sports - Tempe, 43 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 (Map) from 3:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday February 14, 2025 runners can pick up their packets at Road Runner Sports - Tempe, 43 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 (Map) from 11:00 a.m. till 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 15, 2025 at the Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Map). The 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with the start and finish at the center.
  • NON-MARATHONERS can pick up their packets Sunday, February 16, 2025 at Prospector Park 3015 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ beginning at 5:45 a.m.
  • There is no day of race packet pick up for the full marathon. Marathon runners MUST pick up race packets Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
  • You may have someone else pick up your race packet. Race Packets will NOT be mailed.

Chip Timing: 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.

Medals:  All 8K 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 award ceremony will take place once the race results are available.

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.