Frequently Asked Questions

Are there cutoff times for the marathon and half marathon?2022-08-10T08:04:20-07:00

We just want you to get out and have fun!  We just ask that all racers finish within 8 hours.  Aid stations will be broken down after 6 hours, but we’ll be at the finish line to cheer you on if you’re still out on the course.

Who holds the records for the Flagstaff Marathon?2021-07-12T10:46:14-07:00
  • Marathon: 2:57:44 (Art Degraw – 2013) Female: 3:16:49 (Emily Harrison Torrence– 2017)
  • Half Marathon: 1:16:23 (Zach Thomas – 2009) Female: 1:28:16 (Emily Harrison – 2014)
  • 10K: 37:59 (Ryan Stevens – 2010) Female: 44:11 (Jennifer McCarthy – 2009)
  • NOTE: Starting in 2021, the half-marathon and marathon courses are new. New course records will be recorded for these two events moving forward.
When will the awards be given out?2021-06-25T11:04:56-07:00

The awards will take place at the following times:

  • 10K at 10:30 AM
  • ½ Marathon at 11:30 AM
  • Full Marathon at 12:30 PM
Are there awards?2021-07-12T10:47:30-07:00
  • There are custom medals for ALL finishers!
  • Top 3 men and women in each distance will receive custom awards.
  • Overall men and women Master (45+) winners in each distance will receive custom awards.
Will there be aid stations available?2021-07-12T10:48:29-07:00
  • Yes, gels and hydration products will be available.
  • The 10K will have 2 aid stations at miles 2 and 4.5 miles.
  • The half-marathon will have 5 aid stations at miles 2, 4.5, 6, 8.8, and 11 miles
  • The full marathon will have 12 Aid Stations at miles 2, 4.5, 6, 8.8, 11, 13, 15, 17.5, 19, 21.8, and 24.
This is my first trail race. Do you have any tips for trail running?2021-07-12T10:50:18-07:00
  • Watch your footing—branches and rocks are on the trail.
  • Run with your head up and watch the for course marking and turns.
  • Please do not litter in our beautiful forest. Dispose of your trash at aid stations.
  • Check the weather the day before and wear the appropriate clothing.
  • Wildlife and cattle might be on the course. Go around and give them a wide berth.
  • Ear buds/headphones are STRONGLY discouraged. However, if you listen to music use only one ear bud so you can hear participants and volunteers around you.
  • Please thank our wonderful volunteers.
  • Announce yourself upon passing another runner.
  • Be courteous to volunteers and other runners.
  • We’re all doing this for fun and to raise funds for a great cause—enjoy yourself out here.
How is the course marked?2021-07-12T10:50:58-07:00

The course will be marked as follows:

  • Orange pin flags will be used along the trail to provide direction and confidence.
  • Critical turns will be marked with orange pin flags and large finger/arrow signs.
  • Course marshals will be located at key turns.
Is there a map of the race available?2022-05-09T11:28:43-07:00

You will be on a mix of closed Forest Service roads, single track and game trails. This is a trail race therefore the distances are approximate and may not match what your GPS says.

This course is made up of loops:

  • 10K Runners: Run the RED loop once
  • ½ Marathon Runners: Run the RED loop once and the BLACK loop once
  • Full Marathoners (you do the half twice): Run the RED loop, the BLACK loop, the RED loop and the BLACK loop

DOWNLOAD the Full/Half Map & Profile (PDF)

DOWNLOAD the 10k Map & Profile (PDF)

Half Marathon Profile (PNG)

Will there be food available after the race?2022-08-22T10:33:06-07:00

Yes! All runners receive a complimentary beer from Historic Brewing and your race bib gets you a choice of a gourmet hot dog, pizza, or an acai bowl from Bondi Bowls/Oh Doggy Hot Dogs.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options will also be available.

Is there a parking fee?2021-07-12T11:03:28-07:00

There will be a $5.00 parking fee. Parking is somewhat limited, so if possible please carpool.

How will timing and scoring be handled?2021-07-12T11:04:09-07:00

The races will be timed/scored using chip timing provided by Run Flagstaff. Please do not damage (bend, remove, mutilate) the chip or foam on your bib. Wear your bib visibly on your chest. Use a pin for each corner of the bib. The bib and chip are disposable, no need to return. Please respect the finish line chute, cross the mats only once and proceed through to collect your finisher’s medal and other goodies – do not turn around and go back over the mats toward the course.

What are the start times for each race?2021-07-12T11:04:48-07:00

Full Marathon: 8:00 AM

½ Marathon: 9:00 AM

10K: 9:30 AM

Kids Kilo: 11:00AM

Where is Arizona Nordic Village?2021-07-12T11:10:15-07:00

The Arizona Nordic Village is located in the Coconino National Forest 15 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. From Flagstaff, simply follow the Highway 180 signs to Grand Canyon. The parking lot is alongside Highway 180 at mile marker 232. The address is 16848 U.S. 180 Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

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