Event - Whiskey Row Marathon (2024)

Are You Tough Enough to Race, Run and Have Fun at

The 44th Annual YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon?

Proceeds support the YMCA Scholarship program and

boasts a challenging course, comradery, and great finish line Expo.

Prescott, Arizona, –– Get ready to run! On October 8, 2022, the James Family Prescott YMCA presents the 44th annual Whiskey Row Marathon - the oldest continuously run marathon in Arizona and one of the toughest in the US. Proudly sponsored by Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

Highlights: In the late 1800’s booze poured freely down Prescott’s Montezuma Street, which came to be known as Whiskey Row. Now in 2022, Montezuma Street hosts a slightly healthier activity, the Whiskey Row Marathon and its associated Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and a .3 Mile High Fun Run. By the end of the longer races the runners will yearn for the “good ol’days” when you could drown your pain with a glass of stiff whiskey in the neighboring saloons. Instead of whiskey, runners of the Half Marathon and Marathon will be treated to a post-race massage, delicious refreshments, and finish line Expo, which will be held once again on the Courthouse Plaza this year. The free food and massage will be welcomed after running up and down 3,000 feet or so in the thin mountain air. The first and last five miles are run along open, paved roads, while the remainder of the race cuts through the Ponderosa pine-covered Prescott National Forest on dirt roads. This event spans two generations of Prescottonians, but it’s also a great way to introduce newcomers to the area to see the beauty of Prescott firsthand and not whizzing along in a car at 40 miles an hour.

To make this a full weekend of fun and fitness, this year’s marathon also includes a variety of events:

Friday, October 7th

Packet pick-up and Sports Expo at the YMCA, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Get last-minute tips from people who know the course best, meet our sponsors, and pick up your swag bag, including commemorative shirt.

Saturday, October 8th

5 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.: Saturday morning packet pick-up at Matt’s Saloon

Full Marathon Early Start: 5am

Full Marathon Start: 6am

Half Marathon Start: 7am

10K Start: 7:30am

5K Start: 8:00am

.5 Mile High Fun Run Start: 7:10am

Finish Line Expo (back on Courthouse Plaza)

This community event would not be possible if it were not for our generous sponsors. Recognition and special thanks go to our “Signature Sponsor”: Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, “Community Sponsors”: City of Prescott, “Family Sponsors”: Guild Mortgage, Rox Media Group
Prescott Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Marino’s Mob Burgers “Youth Sponsors”: Great Circle Media, Bennett Clinic, Damon Olsen & Family, Better Homes and Garden/Bloomtree Realty, Sparklight Advertising, Raskins Jewelers, Life Line Ambulance, Pepsi, and more.

For more information about running the race or volunteering to help at the water stations, registration, finish line, and course set-up and clean up, visit http://www.whiskeyrowmarathon.com or call

Jaime DeJoseph, Race Director, at 928-445-7221 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About James Family Prescott YMCA

The James Family Prescott YMCA is a community within a community serving our diverse population in the quad-city area. As a leading nonprofit organization, the YMCA exists to strengthen the foundation of the community. The YMCA serves local communities in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey/Humboldt; offering over 60 health, wellness and community programs within the four-building facility.

The YMCA is dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign and other fundraising events, financial assistance is available to those who cannot afford the full fee and qualify for assistance.

The YMCA aims to provide each member with every opportunity to reach farther and improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, the YMCA’s goal is to inspire positive and lasting social change. For more information visit www.prescottymca.org.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymca.net

Event - Whiskey Row Marathon (2024)


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