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Preparing for the Flagstaff Marathon: Running at High Altitude

Are you signed up for the Flagstaff Marathon, half marathon, or 10K? Awesome! Will you be traveling from somewhere outside of Flagstaff to run this race? Well, we hope you enjoy the race and our town! Are you traveling from somewhere with an elevation less than 3,000 ft., like Phoenix? If you are, you will probably…

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We Had Fun, and We Hope You Did, Too!

The 2016 Flagstaff Marathon was the best one we’ve had yet! The race was held on Saturday, September 17th at the Arizona Nordic Village, formerly known as the Flagstaff Nordic Center. The race directors and event coordinators have all come to a consensus that this year was the most fun we’ve ever had, and we have…

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Preparing for the Flagstaff Marathon: Strength Training & Nutrition

The Flagstaff Marathon has the atmosphere of a popular road race, with its loud music at the start, great swag, photo opportunities, well-stocked aid stations, tons of volunteers, post race food and drinks, and finisher medals – with the grit, beauty, and tough-as-nails runners of an ultramarathon. I have had the opportunity to run a…

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Angel Fund Recipients Have a New Reason to Smile

The Flagstaff Marathon is one of North Country HealthCare’s fundraisers to benefit the Angel Fund, which helps North Country’s uninsured and underinsured patients pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. The Angel Fund has paid for a variety of expenses from diagnostic imaging to home medical equipment. In 2016, seven North Country patients have received new, custom…

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Planning Your Runcation: Eats & Drinks in Flagstaff

In our last Planning Your Runcation post, we gave you some inspiration for your “runcation” in Flagstaff. With many of the Flagstaff Marathon runners being from out of town, we want to help you maximize your time in this beautiful mountain town. After all, we know Flag is truly a magical place, and we’re convinced…

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Planning Your Flagstaff Runcation: September 16-18

Summer is offically here, and it’s officially hot! The good news is Flagstaff is known for its gorgeous, cool summers. If you’re making the trip to Flagstaff for the Marathon, we want to help you plan your “runcation” so you can take advantage of the cool weather at high altitude, not to mention all the…

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