Sedona AZ (January 7, 2016) – The Sedona Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K event will be held on Feb. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. The course travels on Dry Creek Road from Sedona onto Boynton Canyon Road (FS 152C) and then onto Boynton Pass Road (FS 152C) and returns the same route. Throughout most of the morning hours and into the late afternoon there will be signs indicating that runners are on the roadway; the speed limit is 15 mph; and to be prepared to stop. In the morning, if heavy vehicular traffic is deemed unsafe for the large amount of runners along Boynton Canyon Road, a very temporary road closure with a pilot vehicle will be used to provide a safer environment for event participants. Boynton Canyon Road will quickly re-open and provide complete traffic access.
The City of Sedona will be closing Dry Creek Road from State Route 89A to just south of White Bear Road from 9 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. in order to allow the runners to make the turn onto Dry Creek Road in this narrow roadway. Dry Creek Road will re-open and provide complete traffic access after this short closure. Detour of all traffic trying to access SR 89A will be via Thunder Mountain to Andante.
Kachina residents may experience some delays in their neighborhood during the 5K event. The 5K race starts at 9:20 a.m. and will be completed by 10 a.m.
Rimstone residents may experience some delays in their neighborhood during the event.
Navoti Drive from Bristlecone Pine to South Foothills will be closed from 8 a.m. on Feb. 5 through 5 p.m. on Feb. 6.
Area residents are encouraged to plan traffic-related activities prior to or after the scheduled road closure and delays. Sedona Police Officers and Sedona Fire District personnel will be available in your area in case of any emergency needs or service requests. The Sedona Medical Center will remain open and accessible during the event.
The Sedona Marathon Event is a tremendous economic generator for the City of Sedona. In 2015, the event generated $1.5 million in direct spending from the 2,000 participants and their friends and family who accompanied them from all over the world. Thank you for your support in helping make this event a success and thank you for your patience on Saturday, Feb. 6.
The City of Sedona and the Sedona Marathon wish to thank area residents for their patience and understanding for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to come out and cheer for our Sedona runners
For more information on the Sedona Marathon or the temporary Dry Creek Road closure and area delays, please contact Jeffery Frost, Race Director, at 928-380-0633.