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Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon
Flagstaff, AZ
Coconino County
Aug 13, 2022 - Saturday
13.1M, 5K run | kids run
Virtual Option
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Join the 2nd oldest half marathon in Arizona sponsored by Kinney Construction Services! This year we are planning to hosting our 45th annual race in person on August 13th. In celebration of our 45th Annual race, we are offering medals to all in person HALF MARATHON finishers only. All in person participants (5k or half) will receive a $34 Sweatvac Hi-Tech colorful long-sleeved shirt. Kid's Dash participants will get a medal. We will also offer a virtual race that you can run anywhere or on course, and they will receive a Sweatvac race cap (to be sent after virtual race is over)!

    New for this year will be a non-binary division for the Half Marathon and 5K. This will be one division in each race (no age groups) and you will see the radio button to identify yourself as a non-binary runner.  

    ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 11th, however, you can register the night before the race at Grand Canyon Adventures (400 South Malapais Lane). PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT HAVE RACE DAY REGISTRATION, only pre-registered race bib and shirt pick up!!!!! For those who wish to run virtually between August 13th and August 25th, we will be offering the free RaceJoy App that will allow you to follow the beautiful course that starts at Thorpe Park (do note no longer Wheeler Park!) and climbs the steep urban trail onto Observatory Mesa (where astronomers discovered Pluto) and follows dirt roads on with spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. Elevations range between 6957 ft at the start, to 7731 ft near the 7.5 mile mark! Most of the climbing is done over the first 1.25 miles, so pace yourself. If you are from lower elevations, heed the race director's advice and power walk!!!! You will easily make up the time over the rest of the course!  The 5K is also on Observatory Mesa. ALL proceeds benefit BBBSF Mentoring Programs that create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

    Course Maps on Strava: Half Marathon; 5K

    AID STATIONS: Mile 1 (before 5K/Half Marathon split), Mile 2 (gate at top of urban trail), Mile 4.5 (Junction of Pipeline and Forest Road), Mile 6 (used to be halfway), Mile 8 (Haag's Hideway), Mile 10.1 (Same as 4.5 on return), Mile 11 (same as Mile 2 on return), Mile 12 (Same as mile 1 on return).

    August 11th: Early Packet Pick up at Run Flagstaff, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, 204 West Historic Route 66, Flagstaff

    August 12th FRATELLI'S PIZZA PARTY PACKET PICK UP: All registered runners get a free pizza party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Grand Canyon Adventures where you can pick up your Bib and shirt. Friends and families can make a $10 donation to join the party.  This is also the last opportunity to register as there will be no race day registration (you can pick up your Bib and shirt on race day beginning at 6 AM at Thorpe Park). 

    RACE DAY PARKING AROUND THORPE PARK PICNIC RAMADA: PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THORPE PARK; We must leave this open for those that use the Adult Center and the tennis courts. You can park along any of the residential streets, Aspen, Birch, or Cherry Street that lead to the park. 

    August 13th Race Day STARTING TIMES: Early Half Marathon for non-competitive walkers/runners (you are timed but do not compete in age division standings) start at 6 AM, New this year, Kid's Dash at 7:15 AM, Regular Half Marathon 7:30 AM, and 5K at 7:45  AM. 

    August 13th Estimated start of Medal Awards and Photos: 5K Fun Run  8:30 AM, Only top 3 overall Male and Female. 10:15 AM Half Marathon, Age Division Awards. Top Overall Open M and F (Under 40) and Masters M and F (40 and over) are pulled from age division awards.  

    All participants in the Half Marathon/Half Marathon Walk/5K Fun Run will get a Sweatvac hi-tech dye sublimated T-shirt. As this is our 45th year, in-person half marathon finishers will get a medal. In-person Kid's Dash participants will get a finisher's medal as well. Virtual participants will get a Sweatvac Performance cap mailed to them after the race is over on August 25th. Virtual Kid's Dash participants can download a finisher's certificate from their Runsignup profile. 

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Half Marathon is also part of the Flagstaff Running Series value package of five of Flagstaff's most iconic foot races. You can save big on the Series package of races by registering for one-stop shopping at https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Flagstaff/FlagstaffRunSeries

    The in-person half marathon is also part of the 2022 Series Runner Arizona Half Series where you can run Arizona's most popular half marathons and win medals for doing so!

    So join us in person on August 13th or Walk/Run either race course ANYTIME between August 13th and August 25nd or pick your own course and the upload and share your time!



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