We had so much fun at this year’s Flagstaff Marathon, and we hope you did, too! The 12th annual Flagstaff Marathon, half marathon and 10K were held on Saturday, September 16th among the gorgeous pine and aspen trees at the Arizona Nordic Village. Back in 2006, North Country HealthCare kicked off the first full marathon for Flagstaff in nearly twenty years. The event has continued ever since, raising awareness and funds for the North Country HealthCare Foundation Angel Fund. Whether you’re running the 10K, half or full marathon, the event is known as having one of the most challenging courses in the country.
This year was our biggest year yet, with a record number of 468 registrants. Not only that, but for the first time in the history of the Flagstaff Marathon, a female placed first overall in the full marathon.
- Congratulations to Emily Torrence for winning the full marathon, with a time of 3:16:49. Brianna Grigsby (4:10:19) and Linda Tivorsak (4:13:50) came in second and third place for women, respectively.
- Ian Torrence finished for the men’s win with a time 3:28:44. Kent Green (3:35:36) and Luke Watkins (3:36:18) rounded out the top three men for the full marathon.
- Eric Scott took the lead in the men’s half marathon with a time of 1:33:57. Chris Repka (1:35:10) and Forrest Clark (1:35:15) also had great times in the grueling half marathon.
- Daylee Burr finished first in the women’s half marathon with a time of 1:48:51. Janel Lanphere (1:50:48) and Kay Naito (1:56:25) posted great times to top off the women’s half marathon.
- The 10K race was won by Roger Lohr (47:29). Tom Viskocil (49:51) and James Brinkruff (51:51) rounded out the top three men.
- Katherine Urbanski led the women’s 10K with a time of 54:41. Kaitlin Cummings (55:36) and Deborah Hutzinger (57:48) finished the top three women in the 10K race.
Kids of all ages also enjoyed the days’ festivities with a 1K ‘Kid’s Kilo’, hosted by Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona.
Ann Roggenbuck, founder and former CEO of North Country HealthCare, once said, “A marathon is a good fit for North Country’s mission to promote health and well-being. It takes hard work and endurance to run a marathon, just as it does to run a community health center.”
Proceeds from the event go to the North Country HealthCare Foundation Angel Fund to help provide quality healthcare to patients who are uninsured or underinsured. North Country HealthCare is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that provides access to affordable healthcare regardless of people’s ability to pay. With locations in 14 communities across northern Arizona, North Country offers medical, dental, behavioral health, on-site pharmacy, and urgent care services, depending on location.
North Country would like to thank its many volunteers, sponsors, supporters and race directors, Scott Bajer and Ludo Pierson, for helping put on another successful run. Next year’s marathon will be held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. We can’t wait to see everyone back next year!