Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
Starting and finishing in historic downtown Prescott, home of the famous Whiskey Row, this marathon course is considered one of the most difficult in the U.S., offering panoramic views of Northern Arizona. Starting at 5,280 feet, the elevation increases at 7,000 feet at the 13 mile turn around. The course is paved and dirt road. You may walk or run any of the events.
Marathon 6:00 a.m.
Half Marathon 7:00 a.m.
10K Run 7:20 a.m.
2 Mile Fun Run 7:15 a.m.
Proceeds from this race go directly into the scholarship fund at the Prescott YMCA to assist children and families in financial need to participate in child care, swimming lessons, youth sports and gymnastics classes.