High Country Running: The Flagstaff Marathon returns

High Country Running: The Flagstaff Marathon returns

In 2012, my old buddy and Flagstaff nearby Brian Tinder set out to run each of the three of northern Arizona’s long distance races: Sedona, Whiskey Row and Flagstaff. In this manner, he finished every long distance race, yet won them all. At the point when asked which was his top choice, Brian reacted, “The Flagstaff Marathon was the most far off, grand and moving race of all.”

Possibly that is the reason he set out a plan record that year.

North Country HealthCare’s Rick Swanson and Tammy Howell set up the Flagstaff Marathon in 2006. I never ran the race until 2014, after I heard Brian rave about it. Then, at that point I ran the long distance race multiple times, winning it in 2016.

In 2017, I wheedled my significant other, Emily, into running the long distance race. She came in first in general, smashing every one of the men and establishing a ladies’ standard. I completed in runner up – 12 minutes behind her for a family clear. Emily likewise holds the half-long distance race course record.

The long distance race was suspended endlessly after the 2018 release – until this year. North Country HealthCare has liberally given over control to Coconino Community College. The great people at CCC asked Emily and me, in view of our association with the occasion and our race coordinating experience, to help with occasion association.

We are moved to assist with getting sorted out the Flagstaff Marathon since continues from the occasion go to the school’s people’s crosscountry program, the lone game the foundation offers, which is exclusively subsidized by gifts and uncommon gathering pledges occasions like this one.

Go along with us on Oct. 2 at the Arizona Nordic Village for the full long distance race, half long distance race, 10K and the free Kid’s Kilo. New direction shifts for the long distance race and half long distance race will carry the courses’ mileage nearer to 26.2 and 13.1 miles. The two courses highlight runnable two-track and single-track trails with help stations each 2 to 3 miles.

All finishers will get an award. Uncommon honors will go to the main three people in all occasions. The experts champs (over age 45) will likewise be perceived.

Each running town needs a long distance race. We’re cheerful Flagstaff’s is back.

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