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 18, 2024
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||$109||$119||$129||900||7:15 a.m.|
Registration Limit: Participation in the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon is limited to 900 runners for 2024.
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 15, 2024 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 16, 2024 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 17, 2024 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 18, 2024 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.
Iā€™ve been running about 10 years and Iā€™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!!!
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!
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 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.
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!
Stunning views and wonderful volunteers.
Race was great! Perfectly run.
I came here from Maine and thoroughly enjoyed the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon. Iā€™m prepping for Boston M in April and this was a good training run.
Best views of any AZ race
I love this race! I plan my visit to AZ with this in mind. Itā€™s such a beautiful fun 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!!
By far the best half marathon in the valley!! This was my 4th time running the half and every year itā€™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!
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.
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. Itā€™s the perfect mix of natureā€™s beauty, running goodness, and true grit!
One of the most encouraging and fun half marathons Iā€™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!
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 (AZ23002JOE ) through 2032.
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.