Sedona AZ (January 24, 2014) – Time is running out! The Sedona Marathon Event races are on schedule to sell out completely. On Saturday, February 1, 2014, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, will welcome thousands of registrants, their families and friends for a weekend of fierce competition and neighborly camaraderie in the world famous resort destination of Sedona, Arizona.
Record numbers of registrants will participate in the 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon which will take racers through scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical red rock formations, and onto the streets of one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the United States. Spectators, supporters and participants will also be treated to an expo featuring vendors, artists and live performers that will entertain and inspire. For a full listing of events please visit SedonaMarathon.com
During its eight-year history, the Sedona Marathon Event has quickly gained international recognition, not only for its breathtaking course but also as a training opportunity. It has drawn several Olympic competitors including Beijing Triathlon Silver Medal winner Simon Whitfield and 2012 Olympian Ryan Hall. Japanese sports reporter Hajime Nishi has named the event one of his top ten favorite worldwide marathons, and National Geographic Adventurer Magazine featured it as one of the great “instant weekend adventures.”
Featuring four races, the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon, registrants are able to walk, skip or run in all four races. One of the hallmarks of the Sedona Marathon Event is that participants come from all walks of life. Last year the youngest “athlete” on this breathtaking course was 3 and the oldest was 84.
Join the fun of this red rock scenic course and be a part of a rich tradition of healthy, sustainable living in one of the most beautiful places in America! The 9th Annual Sedona Marathon Event will take place on February 1, 2014. Sign up today before the event is at capacity. For details and registration information visit SedonaMarathon.com or call 877-778-4397.