The Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is held annually over President's Day weekend as a part of the Lost Dutchman Running Event.
Where: Prospector Park, Apache Junction, Arizona
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Start Time: 7:15 a.m.
Race Pacers: The Half Marathon features race pacers to help runners with their personal race goals.
|Maximum Runners||Start Time|
|Half Marathon||$110||$120||$130||900||7:15 a.m.|
Registration Limit: Participation in the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is limited to 900 runners for 2023.
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. Here are links to a Prospector Park and detailed race driving and parking information.
Aid Stations: For the Half Marathon there are aid stations every mile with water at every aid station with a sports drink at every other aid station. There are port-a-jons near every aid station.
Packet pick up:
- Thursday February 16, 2023 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 17, 2023 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 18, 2023 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 19, 2023 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 half 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 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 awards ceremony will be held as close as possible to 11:30 a.m. 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.
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.
I did the half marathon and LOVED having the pacers!
I did the Lost Dutchman Half-Marathon for my first half-marathon ever and loved it! The views, course, volunteers, medals, and post-race hospitality were amazing and made for a fun experience.
Love this run!
Half Marathon Course Description
The Half Marathon begins and ends in Prospector Park, and is an out-and-back over the last 6.55 miles of the Marathon course. We have a designated lane for runners going toward the turnaround and a return lane when you are headed for the finish line to avoid conflict with oncoming runners and walkers. From the start line to about the middle of the course going out there is a decline of approximately 100' elevation. The turnaround is slightly higher in elevation than the start/finish line. The return is again somewhat bowl shaped. There are no hills. At about 12.5 you will notice what appears to be an incline toward the turn from Lost Dutchman Blvd. onto Idaho Rd. It is an optical illusion, there is only an elevation gain of a few feet. The course is paved, but there are significant stretches of freshly graded shoulder if you prefer to run on dirt. The half marathon course is certified (AZ10015TLB ) through 2020.
There will be mile markers on the race course.
For the Half Marathon there are aid stations every mile with water at every aid station with a sports drink at every other aid station. There are port-a-jons near every aid station.
Aid stations are staffed by our tremendous volunteers without whom our event could not happen. Please thank them along the way.
There will be clothing bag drop zone in Prospector Park for the convenience of the runners not wishing to return to their cars.