On Saturday, February 2, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, will welcome thousands of participants, their families and friends for a week long period of events with something to offer everyone. Featuring four races, the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K is an ideal community and family activity. Participants are able to walk in all four races and one of the hallmarks of the Sedona Marathon is the racers come from all walks of life. Last year the youngest participant was 3 years old and the oldest was 84. Here is a brief overview of the schedule of events for the Sedona Marathon.

Thursday, January 31: Sedona Film Festival partnership with the Sedona Marathon
Movies will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theater located at 2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A-3; Sedona, AZ 86336.
1. “In Another Country” shows at 4:00 pm
2. “The Big Picture” shows at 7:00 pm
$9.00 for SIFF members and registered Marathon participants, $12.00 non-members/participants

Friday, February 1: Packet Pick-Up & Expo at Tlaquepaque from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Packet pick-up is from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Calle de Independencia. Come by and pick up your bib, t-shirt and visit with our sponsors and vendors. You will also enjoy Tlaquepaque’s Mexican colonial village filled with shops, galleries and restaurants. Enjoy music and a live broadcasting from the “Q” 102.9!

Friday, February 1: 1st Friday Sedona Gallery Tour from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

The 1st Friday Sedona Gallery Association Gallery Tour also takes place on Friday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The SGA features wine, live music and a complimentary trolley that makes stops at all locations along the tour. There is no cost to participate in the 1st Friday Sedona Gallery Tour and the Sedona Trolley will be picking up and dropping off guests between Uptown, Tlaquepaque, Hillside, Hozho for FREE!

Friday, February 1: Poco Diablo Resort hosts Pasta Dinner from 5:00 – 9:00 pm

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce is proud to be hosting this year’s Pasta Dinner at Poco Diablo Resort. All guests and participants can enjoy an all-you-can eat Pasta Dinner for only $10.00, kids 12 and under eat for $5.50. You can buy your tickets in advance at the Expo or at the door. During this fun-filled community event we will be having prize giveaways every 30 minutes! Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, February 2: Sedona Marathon Race Day starting at 9:00 am

The race headquarters and Start/Finish line are located on Navoti drive behind the Sedona Medical Center. Race parking is located at the Sedona Cultural Park. The Sedona Marathon also has a shuttle running from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm. There will be six stops: 1) Poco Diablo Resort 2) Tlaquepaque 3) Uptown Sedona 4) Sedona Rouge 5) City Hall 6) Start/Finish line. The shuttle is a great option to avoid parking traffic at the Sedona Cultural Park. Racers are encouraged to arrive early. Due to high demand we have TRIPLED the shuttle service for Race Day.

If you want to get right next to all the heart-pounding action, there are spectator bleachers set up at the Start/Finish line on Navoti Drive.

The public is invited to join the Sedona Marathon and cheer on our racers. If you can’t make it to the race, join us at Tlaquepaque’s Calle de Independencia for the Sedona Marathon Post-Race Awards Ceremony & Festivities featuring a Beer Garden hosted by Oak Creek Brewery and music and dancing by Shondra of Sedona’s popular entertainment duo Tom & Shondra and “At Your Request DJ”.

Saturday, February 2: Awards Ceremony/ Expo at Tlaquepaque from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

The celebration begins at 3:00 pm, with Sedona Marathon Awards starting at 4:00 pm: overall top winners will receive great prizes donated by Sedona businesses and sponsors including Enchantment Resort, L’Auberge de Sedona, Amara Resort, Pink Jeep Tours and many more! First through third places for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K will be awarded during this event with great prize packages and special medals to be given out to winners of each age category. The prize for the best marathon Aid Station will win $250 cash! Another award this year is for the fastest male and female local resident in all four races awarded by Rick Wesselhoff with Coldwell Banker First Affiliate and the Sedona Running Company. All spectators, volunteers, race participants and friends of the Sedona Marathon are invited to attend this special ceremony and community party.

We would like to thank our fantastic sponsors, volunteers and staff for their hard work and continued support.

Come out, join the fun, and support the marathon by welcoming runners to Sedona, participating in one of the races or events or by volunteering. For more information, event details or to register for the 8th Annual Sedona Marathon before January 30, go to www.SedonaMarathon.com or call (928) 282-7722.

 

-Kegn Hall, Public Relations & Events Manager

 

 

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