Join Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon
Come join runners from all over the county in this prestigious event – and show your friends and family that you were “Tough Enough”!
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.
All runners in the race — whether they’re running in the full 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1-mile half marathon, or the 10K — follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in downtown Prescott, near the courthouse along Montezuma Street.
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.
Course HighlightsStart on Montezuma in front of the Palace Bar heading South, West (right) on Goodwin, North (right) on Summit, West (left) on Gurley, South (left) on Hassayampa Village Ln., West (right) on Copper Basin Drive and onto Forest Service dirt road to thumb Butte Park. The course is a turn-around course.
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