Arizona > Sedona Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Sedona, AZ • Saturday, February 2, 2013 • Course Map
If you've ever seen the famous video of U2's 1983 "Under a Blood Red
Sky" concert at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, then you've caught a
glimpse of the kind of dramatic landscapes and gorgeous scenery that
await the more than 900 runners who take part each year in the Sedona
Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which takes
participants through the heart of central Arizona's red rock spires and
A challenging, hilly, high-elevation race, the half marathon portion of
the Sedona race event follows an out-and-back course that starts and
finishes at the city's Red Rock High School just off Highway 89A, and
features a variety of surface terrain, from dirt roads to paved
highways. From the start at the school's track and field facility, the
course takes runners first eastward and then northward along 89A and
then Dry Creek Road, crossing Dry Creek and then turning onto Boynton
Pass Road. At about the 6.5 mile point, the race reaches its
turnaround point and begins the course back toward the start.
This race is most definitely filled with hills -- from the starting
elevation of about 4,450 feet above sea level, the course rises and
falls to a low of about 4,300 feet and a peak of just over 4,650 feet
above sea level (near the halfway turnaround point). The course's peak
elevations occur at three major hills, around miles 3, 7 and 9. Runners
should arrive a day early, if possible, to acclimatize themselves to Sedona's altitude.
Weather & Climate
Surrounded by arid, desert-like terrain that sees highly variable weather year-round, the Sedona area experiences temperatures in February that average between 61°F and 33°F. Rainfall is relatively moderate to low, averaging about 2.16 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Feb. 2), the average high is 59°F and the average low is 32°F.
View the race route map for the Sedona Half Marathon
$60 for the half marathon, if registered between July 1 and September 30, 2012
$70 between October 1 and December 31, 2012
$80 between January 1 and January 30, 2013
$90 on February 1, 2013
$100 day of race, February 2, 2013
To reserve your spot in the 2013 running of the Sedona Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K run, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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