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Whiskey Row Marathon

Saturday May 2nd, 2020
Prescott, AZ
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K · 2 mile

Come join runners from all over the country in this prestigious event – and show your friends and family that you are "Tough Enough"!

Are You Tough Enough? As an Arizona running tradition, the Whiskey Row Marathon is among the toughest races in the country. Featuring rugged terrain, an altitude in excess of one mile above sea level and, on occasion, snow. It's challenging, fun and offers a number of running routes for runners of all skill and fitness levels, including a marathon, half marathon, a 10k and a two-mile fun run.

Proceeds from this race will go directly into the scholarship fund at the Prescott YMCA. This fund provides families in financial need to participate in childcare, swimming lessons, youth sports and gymnastics classes. Your participation in this race not only promotes your personal health, but also promotes the overall health of the Prescott Community.

Billed by the race organizers as “one of the toughest marathons in the United States,” Prescott’s Whiskey Row Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K (and 2-mile Fun Run) features a course that definitely lives up to its reputation, with a steep climb from the starting line to the half-way point in the race of roughly 1,000 feet in elevation. The marathon goes 5000 to 7000 feet elevation.

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Bob Anderson
This is a tough race but it looks like a really good event.
Race Date: 05/04/2019 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:07:01 Michael Versteeg 33 Prescott, AZ
2nd Male 3:08:47 Carl Zapfe 23 Arizona
3rd Male 3:11:49 Adam Folts 32 Arizona
4th Male 3:12:28 matt wildcat muchna 28 Arizona
Female 3:52:37 Kassidy Bennett 32 Tempe, AZ
2nd Female 3:53:44 Alanna English 49 Prescott, AZ
3rd Female 4:29:13 Holly Hovious 42 Arizona
4th Female 4:38:27 Margaret Redlich 41 Arizona
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:54:09 Zar Toolan 40 Arizona
M 50-59 3:35:38 Jessie Alexander 52 Camp Verde, AZ
M 60-69 4:16:08 Dave Grzenia 62 Peoria, AZ
M 70+ 5:01:17 Bob Kennedy 71 Arizona
F 40-49 3:53:44 Alanna English 49 Prescott, AZ
F 50-59 5:21:12 Joanne Hughes 50 Tempe, AZ
F 60-69 5:19:17 Lynn Grieger 60 Arizona
F 70+ 6:05:08 Kathy Dahl 70 Arizona
Whiskey Row Marathon

Tanaya Gallagher marathon record holder with time of 3:19:38 in 2013 takes first place with a time of 3:19:39 after having surgery a month before the race. Darren Burr wins the marathon second year in a row beating his time by 3 minutes. Folts' brothers and their wives finish in top 3 places.

Starting and finishing in historic downtown Prescott, home of the famous Whiskey Row, this marathon course is considered one of the most difficult in the U.S., offering panoramic views of Northern Arizona. Starting at 5,280 feet, the elevation increases at 7,000 feet at the 13 mile turn around. The course is paved and dirt road. You may walk or run any of the events.

"40 Years Running Strong"

As an Arizona running tradition for 98 years, the Whiskey Row Marathon is among the toughest races in the country. Featuring rugged terrain, an altitude in excess of one mile above sea level and, on occasion, severe weather, it’s challenging, fun and offers a number of running routes for runners of all skill and fitness levels, including a half marathon, a 10k and a 2 mile run/walk.

Come join runners from all over the county in this prestigious event – and show your friends and family that you were "Tough Enough"!

This out-and-back course is considered one of the most challenging in the United States. Starting at 5,280 feet, the elevation increases to 7,000 feet over the first seven miles, then down to 5,600 feet at the 13-mile turn around. The course is paved road for the first and last five miles, while the rest of the running route is a trail race on a dirt road maintained by the US Forest Service.

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