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Lost Dutchman Marathon

Apache Junction, AZ

Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, February 19, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 100.10
Course Score: 100.10

Race Size

2017: 251 Finishers
2016: 286 Finishers
2015: 324 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 6.8%
2016: 7%
2015: 10.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The point-to-point Lost Dutchman Marathon course runs from Gold Canyon to Apache Junction.

Although the marathon course is net downhill, there are some long uphill sections. The course drops from approximately 2,350 feet to just below 1,800 feet at mile 8.5.

The three significant uphills start at miles 8.5, 17, and 22. Each are followed by long downhill stretches.

Marathon Rankings

The Lost Dutchman Marathon was the 220th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 199th largest in 2015.

This year 6.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Lost Dutchman Marathon the 323rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 79th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 100.10 ranks it as the 29th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Arizona.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Lost Dutchman Marathon a PR Score of 100.10. This PR Score ranks it as the 27th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Arizona.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 2342 feet (714m)
Min Elevation: 1690 feet (515m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Lost Dutchman Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Lost Dutchman Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Super organized smaller (300 plus in full) race. The best pre-race I've ever seen. Tons of port-a-potties, water, coffee, food but the thing that distinguishes the pre-race are the fire pits and mats. Look at the photos on the website and make sure you arrive early to enjoy this. The course is very scenic especially the first 6 miles. On course support is excellent. Great medal, nice t-shirt and a much bigger expo than I expected from a smaller race like this.

Race Tips

There are very few obvious hills on this course but quite a few long gradual up and down hills. Make sure you look at the elevation guide. We had hot temps in 2014 and there's almost no shade. Most of the roads are closed to traffic and the stretches that aren't closed completely shut down a full lane so runners will always feel safe.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

I camped at the local KOA which was super convenient. The race is point to point. I parked at the finish (in the local rodeo grounds) and took the shuttle to the start. Worked great! As I've said arrive early to really enjoy the pre-race set-up.

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