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Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon

August 10, 2024

Flagstaff, AZ

Get ready to dash through the picturesque pines and conquer the mountainous terrain at the Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon! This exhilarating event in Flagstaff AZ on August 10, 2024, will have you racing like a mountain goat, leaving your competition in the dust. Don't miss this thrilling challenge amidst nature's playground!
Get ready to dash through the picturesque pines and conquer the mountainous terrain at the Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon! This exhilarating event in Flagstaff AZ on August 10, 2024, will have you racing like a mountain goat, leaving your competition in the dust. Don't miss this thrilling challenge amidst nature's playground!
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About The Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon

The Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon, held on August 10, 2024, in Flagstaff, AZ, is a highly anticipated event for half marathon enthusiasts. Sponsored by Kinney Construction Services, this race is the 2nd oldest half marathon in Arizona, with this year marking its 47th annual edition.

Participants in the half marathon can look forward to receiving a commemorative finisher’s medal as a memento of their achievement. Additionally, both Half Marathon and 5K participants will be rewarded with a vibrant and high-tech Sweatvac long-sleeved shirt. The Kid’s Dash participants will also be recognized with a medal for their remarkable efforts.

This year, the race introduces a new feature called the BIZ FIT Finisher’s Photo backdrop. In addition to capturing wonderful moments of the race through downloadable digital photos, participants will have the opportunity to take a photo with their artful half marathon finishing medal at the Biz Fit booth.

The race offers a competitive environment with a finishing time cut-off of 11 AM. Competitive runners will have 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete the race. For those needing extra time, an early start at 6 AM is available. However, early starters will not be eligible for age division awards.

Flagstaff, known for its breathtaking natural beauty and home to the astronomers who discovered Pluto, provides a stunning backdrop for the race. The course starts at Thorpe Park and climbs the steep urban trail onto Observatory Mesa, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks. With elevations ranging from 6,957 ft to 7,731 ft, participants are advised to pace themselves and power walk if necessary.

Join us for the Dave McKay Memorial Half Marathon on August 10th and indulge in the camaraderie of fellow runners, stunning views, and the unmatched sense of accomplishment that comes with crossing the finish line in a city renowned for its natural delights. Lace up your running shoes, embrace the challenge, and let Flagstaff’s beauty inspire you as you take on this incredible half marathon adventure.

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