The Sedona Marathon was deceptively challenging amazingly beautiful and incredibly fun. Definitely a must do marathon.
Sedona, AZ (Vocus) August 8, 2009
Registration is officially open for the 5th Annual Sedona Marathon which races through the majestic vistas of Red Rock Country in Northern Arizona. Slated for February 6th 2010 the race is growing rapidly and Race Director Karen Livesay predicts a banner year.
In its four year history the marathon has received international acclaim, Japanese sports reporter Hajime Nishi has named the event one of his top ten favorite world-wide marathons and National Geographic Adventurer Magazine featured it as one of the great "instant weekend adventures."
Self proscribed marathon junkie and winner of the 2009 race Chuck Engle said of the Sedona Marathon, "The Sedona Marathon was deceptively challenging amazingly beautiful and incredibly fun. Definitely a must do marathon."
The Sedona Marathon 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.
Featuring three races, the full marathon, a half marathon and a 5k race, participants are able to walk in all three races and one of the hallmarks of the Sedona Marathon is they come from all walks of life. Last year the youngest "athlete" on this breathtaking course was 3 and the oldest was 84.
The Sedona Marathon will also continue working with a number of charities in conjunction with the 2010 Race. Last year, nearly 200 runners elected to make their race more meaningful by committing to run on behalf of one of 5 affiliated non-profit organizations. Participants interested in registering as a charity runner should visit chicagomarathon.com for more information.
This year they have once again teamed up with the renowned Wharton Performance. Nicknamed "The Mechanics" by USA Today, the Wharton's are internationally known trainers, therapists, and authors who established their practice in 1989 and changed the face of human performance. They have worked with luminaries in the sports world from professional football players to Olympic gold medal winners. They have personally trained over 500 Olympic medalists. Phil Wharton has personally designed a series of downloadable training Mp3's for the Sedona Marathon and will be giving free training clinics prior to the event.
Registration is open online at http://www.sedonamarathon.com. The price to register for the 26.2-mile Race is $88 (early bird special) until December 31st when it then goes up to $98. There are also a half marathon and 5k races. The course is one of only 3 USTAF certified courses in Arizona.
The 5th Annual Sedona Marathon takes place on February 6, 2010. For more information call 800-775-7671 or go to http://www.sedonamarathon.com. The Sedona Marathon is a production of Four Winds Adventures. Since 1997, Four Winds has produced multi-sport endurance events across the western U.S.
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