All proceeds from the non-profit Lost Dutchman events benefit local youth groups and organizations. To date the Lost Dutchman races have contributed more than $478,000 to these causes.
The full 26.2-mile marathon begins at the Peralta Trailhead, winds its way throughout Gold Canyon then proceeds along scenic back roads to the finish line in Prospector Park in Apache Junction, while the shorter races originate from and return to Prospector Park in Apache Junction.
The Lost Dutchman Running and Fitness Exposition will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Apache Junction Multigenerational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road. Runners, walkers and their friends are all welcome to attend this free sports, running and fitness event where they can register for any of the events, and pick up their bib number and T-shirt. For additional packet pick-up times/locations visit the Lost Dutchman Marathon website at www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org.
All race registrants receive post-race refreshments and a long-sleeved Lost Dutchman T-shirt. In addition, all finishers in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 8K runs will receive a colorful high-quality finisher medal. For more information, or to register for one of the races, visit www.lostdutchmanmarathon.org.