Marathon



REGISTER NOW for the 10th Annual Sedona Marathon Event taking place on January 31, 2015. Sign-up with your family and friends before September 1, 2014 to save on registration with Early Bird pricing! The boutique destination race event is expected to host more than 2,600 runners/walkers who will participate in one of these breathtaking panoramic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon race.

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The course will take registrants through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical iron-clad formations, and onto the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the Country – a town which was recently placed on the “Top 10 Best Small Towns in America” list!

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Spectators, supporters and participants will be treated to an Awards Party, a Pasta Dinner, and an Event Expo at the world renowned Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. The Expo will feature vendors, artists, and live performers that will inspire and entertain both locals and visitors alike. All registrants will also have access to a fully loaded Virtual Goodie bag, a gender specific tech running t-shirt, and all finishers will be given a Finishers Medal.

....Sign up before September 1, 2014 to save on registration with Early Bird pricing!

Come to the Sedona Marathon Event and be part of a rich tradition of healthy, sustainable living that has most recently been named by Good Morning America as one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America.”

For details and to register, visit SedonaMarathon.com.


REGISTER NOW for the 9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event taking place on February 1, 2014.

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Sign-up with your family and friends before September 30, 2013 to save on registration with Early Bird pricing! The boutique destination race event is expected to host more than 2,500 runners/walkers who will participate in one of these breathtaking panoramic races: Fun Run, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon race.

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The course will take registrants through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical iron-clad formations, and onto the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the Country – a city which is ranked by TripAdvisor as #13 on the Top 25 Best Destinations in the US!

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Spectators, supporters and participants will be treated to an Event Expo featuring vendors, artists, and live performers that will inspire and entertain both locals and visitors alike. All registrants will also have access to a fully loaded Virtual Goodie bag, a tech running t-shirt, and all finishers will be given a Finishers Medal.  ....

Sign up before September 30, 2013 to save on registration with Early Bird pricing!

Come to the Sedona Marathon Event and be part of a rich tradition of healthy, sustainable living that has most recently been named by Good Morning America as one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America.”

....For details and to register, visit SedonaMarathon.com.


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

 

 


Couple SMEIt’s hard to market all of Sedona’s assets with the limited marketing budget that we have, but the aspect of wellness and fitness is embodied in all our branding.

Sedona is known as a place to become your best, and challenge yourself physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.  Athletes understand this better than anyone.

Couple this with the fact that our higher elevation is sought after by runners who are striving to train at peak levels, then add our spectacular scenery and you have a perfect destination for runners and race enthusiasts.

 

SME loveHow do you combine traveling the globe with your goal to get or keep fit?

The answer: destination marathons. Surging in popularity like never before, destination marathons and half marathons are popping up in almost every corner of the world.

From the Antarctic Ice Marathon to the Great Wall Marathon, to the Honolulu Marathon adventurists, marathoners, and walkers are exploring the world on their own two feet-one step at a time.
 

Marathon little girlThere is a whole range of people who are using marathons as launch pads for mini vacations. They sign-up for a race in a city they want to visit and invite their friends and family to join them and cheer them on.

Entire Travel Agencies are dedicated to this rapidly growing industry. This year, the Sedona Marathon registrations are currently up 250% compared to this same time last year – and nearly 70% of those registrants are new participants.  This event is an important economic generator for our community and in 2012, it generated $1.5 million is direct spending in Sedona.

This year’s race is on target to be the biggest and the best in its history.

2011A boutique race, the Sedona Marathon is entering its 8th year in February.  During its seven-year history, the Sedona Marathon has quickly gained international recognition, not only for its breathtaking course but also as a training opportunity.  With Sedona’s high elevation (4,500 ft.) and winding weaving course, it will surely be an adventure worth experiencing year after year!  It has drawn several Olympic competitors including Beijing Triathlon Silver Medal winner, Simon Whitfield, and 2012 Olympic hopeful Ryan Hall.

Japanese sports reporter, Hajime Nishi, has named the event one of his top ten favorite worldwide marathons, and National Geographic Adventurer Magazine featured it as one of the great “instant weekend adventures.”

602440_3879578840070_2034658463_nRunners, joggers and walkers will participate in either the 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon which will take the racers through what Good Morning America has named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in the United States.

What they won’t be surrounded by is overwhelming crowds or traffic.

The Sedona Marathon is a smaller more intimate race where personal goals are made and friends and family are welcome.
The 8th Annual Sedona Marathon will take place on February 2, 2013. For details and registration information visit SedonaMarathon.com or call 928-204-1123.  RUN. WALK. CHEER. SPONSOR. VOLUNTEER.


Early Bird pricing opens for the 2013 Sedona Marathon

Register between July 1st and September 30th for a Chance to Win a free 3 Day 2 Night Hotel stay during the Sedona Marathon

At Midnight on Sunday, July 1st online registration for the 2013 Sedona Marathon Event opens. Early Bird special pricing is available by registering between Sunday, July 1st and September 30th for this beautiful race. As an added bonus, all Early Bird Registrants will be entered in a drawing to win a free 3 day 2 night hotel stay at the Sedona Marathon host hotel during the Sedona Marathon Event.

 

The Sedona Marathon Event is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2013. The Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, will welcome thousands of runners, their families and friends for a weekend of fierce competition and neighborly camaraderie in the world famous resort destination of Sedona, Arizona.

 

We are predicting 2,500 runners will participate in the 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon races. The course will take runners through the scenic Coconino National

Forest District, known for its magical red rock formations, and onto the streets of what Good Morning America has chosen as one of the Top 10 most beautiful cities in America. Spectators, supporters and participants will also be treated to an Expo on Friday and Saturday of the race weekend, featuring vendors, artists and live performers that will entertain and inspire locals and visitors alike.

 

During its seven-year history, the Sedona Marathon has quickly gained international recognition, not only for its breathtaking course but also as training opportunity.  It has drawn several Olympic competitors including Beijing Triathlon Silver Medal winner Simon Whitfield and 2012 Olympic hopeful Ryan Hall. Japanese sports reporter Hajime Nishi has named the event one of his top ten favorite worldwide marathons, and National Geographic Adventurer Magazine featured it as one of the great “instant weekend adventures.” Fierce competitors compete in the Sedona Marathon for the high altitude training benefits and to conquer the challenging course.

Featuring four races, the 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon, participants are able to walk, jog or run in the race of their choice. One of the hallmarks of the Sedona Marathon is that participants come from all walks of life and from the furthest reaches of the Earth. Last year the youngest “athlete” on this breathtaking course was 3 years old and the oldest was 84. Past participants have represented numerous international locations including Japan, France and Germany.

 

Come to the Sedona Marathon and be a part of a rich tradition of healthy, sustainable living in one of the most beautiful places in America!

The 8th Annual Sedona Marathon will take place on February 2, 2013. Register between July 1st and September 30th, 2012 for Early Bird registration prices and the chance to win a free 3 day 2 night hotel stay at the Sedona Marathon host hotel.

 

 

For details and registration information visit www.sedonamarathon.com, LIKE us on http://www.facebook.com/sedonamarathon or call 877-778-4397.


Message from the Race Director & Final Instructions

Are you ready for an amazing week in Sedona, Arizona?  We are, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful destination!  We hope you are coming a few days early to acclimate and take advantage of all of the fun to be had.  Click here for all event details.

To make sure that we stay connected during the week, text “marathon” to 77007, and we will send you periodic texts to keep you in-the-know of what’s happening, when and where.

Race parking is located at the Sedona Cultural Park. However, we strongly encourage taking our Sedona Marathon Shuttle which will be running from 5am-5pm on Race Day. We have four shuttle stops available: 1) Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village 2) Uptown Sedona corner of N. State Route 89A & Apple Rd.  We suggest parking at the Sedona municipal parking lot a block and a half away. 3) Sedona Rouge Resort near Safeway on Rodeo Drive 4) The corner of Road Runner Rd and W. State Route 89A. Parking available a block away at Sedona City Hall.

While Friday is our official Packet Pick up day, we are finding that a few of you are absolutely unable to pick up your packet that day.  In emergency situations like this, we are providing an opportunity for you to pick up your packet on Saturday also, before the race begins, at the Start/Finish line on Navoti Dr.

Please click here for Final Instructions  which outline everything you need to know for registration, timing and scoring.

After the Race, the celebration begins! Join us at 3pm, with Sedona Marathon Awards starting at 4pm: 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 will be given out to winners of each age category. There will also be prizes for middle finishers, best costume, fastest local and the best aid station.

Finally, please be sure to support our sponsors!  Without them, The Sedona Marathon event wouldn’t exist.

We thank you for registering for the Sedona Marathon. See you this week!

Travel Safe,

Jennifer Wesselhoff, Race Director

P.S. Did I mention that the weather forecast for race day is a high of 59 degrees?  Beautiful!


This year the ING NY City Marathon raised over 35 million dollars with Crowdrise!  To give  our Sedona Marathon Charities  a boost, Crowdrise is holding a special promotion between now and January 15th.  Visit  crowdrise.com/TheSedonaMarathon2012  to check out our fundraiser on CrowdRise, then:Press the orange “Donate” button and donate $29 to any of our Sedona Marathon Charities and when you do so, you’ll be signed up to win aniPad 2 or click the “Fundraise for this Event” button and create a project for a cause you care about, donate $29 and then email all of your friends to donate to your project for a chance to win an iPad2.  The contest ends January 15, 2012. Visit crowdrise.com for more information.


Sedona Marathon Running Clinic   

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The Sedona Marathon is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with Team USA Arizona for a “Running Clinic” as part of the 7th Annual Sedona Marathon on February 2at 3:30 pm at Sedona Red Rock High School. There are twelve members of the current Team USA Arizona and seven have qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials! The clinic activities will include stretches, drills and working with individuals on their gait. After the clinic there will also be a VIP Cocktail Reception at the marathon host property Amara Resort and Spa from 5:30-7:00 pm, to give participants the opportunity to personally mingle and have photos taken with potential Olympians.

The cost of the Sedona Marathon Team USA Running Clinic is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 16 and under. The VIP Reception at Amara Resort and Spa is also $25. Proceeds Benefit Team USA Arizona. Email info@sedonachamber.com or call 800-288-7336.


Are you looking to be involved in the 2012 Sedona Marathon, without running or walking in one of the 4 races? Join our amazing team of volunteers and invest your time in the event of the year. Your time and efforts are deeply needed and valued among your community, friends and thousands of runners. Marvel as Olympic hopefuls, part of Team USA- Arizona, compete to beat the course record and strive to be the top runners in the world. In 2011, volunteers had a superb viewing location on the course to witness, encourage and help, the youngest athlete at the tender age of 3, the eldest at age of 84, as well as the brilliant Olympic hopefuls. Please visit sedonamarathon.com/volunteer to volunteer.