Arizona > Flagstaff Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
Flagstaff, AZ • Saturday, September 21, 2013 • Course Map
Known already in just its relatively young history for its reputation as one of the most challenging, difficult marathon events in the Southwest, the Flagstaff Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is an off-road/trail marathon event that takes runners into the rugged, mountainous terrain just to the north of the city, on trails rising into the San Francisco Peaks and the Kachina Peaks Wilderness areas.
No part of the course is run on paved surfaces -- it's a 100-percent off-road race. From the starting line at the Flagstaff Nordic Center on Highway 180 in the Coconino National Forest (15 miles northwest of the city), the race takes runners into the mountainous areas to the east, rising a total of 1,100 feet in elevation over the course of the half marathon. The terrain is a mixture of single-track mountain trails, dirt roads and cross-country trails, and the course never drops below 8,000 feet above sea level.
Proceeds from the race -- which also includes a "Kids Kilo" race that's free to all entrants -- go to benefit the North Country Community Health Center, a nonprofit that works to provide comprehensive health care to patients from economically disadvantaged homes and backgrounds.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central northern Arizona, about 80 miles south of the Grand Canyon and roughly 140 miles north of Phoenix, Flagstaff typically sees September temperatures that average between 42°F and 74°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.1 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 21), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 72°F.
View the race route map for the Flagstaff Half Marathon
$60 for the half marathon, if registered before February 1, 2013
$70 between Feb. 1 - June 30
$80 after June 30
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of the Flagstaff Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at VirtualRoster.com.
Official Race Website
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