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Yuma Territorial Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and Team Relay

January 27 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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This comfortable run is the perfect opportunity to set your new Personal Record. Sea level elevation, less than 100 feet of elevation change and beautiful temperatures all make for a fast and enjoyable race.

The race will be on the shoulder of Highway 95. Racers will leave the Cocopah Casino & Resort located on the Cocopah Indian Reservation and pass through Somerton, Arizona. Marathon racers will continue through Gadsden, Arizona near the border of Mexico and into the city limits of San Luis, Arizona. This race will bring you through the beauty of the desert southwest and through the rural communities of southern Arizona.

Friday (January 26th)
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Registration in the parking lot of the Cocopah Resort Hotel.
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Packet Pickup in the parking lot of the Cocopah Resort Hotel. Come and go during the Packet Pickup times. Must have valid ID and/or military ID if necessary. There will be no participant meeting. Once you have picked up your packet, you will not need to check in again.

Saturday (January 27th)
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Check-in and Registration will be located under the awning by the main entrance of Cocopah Casino and adjacent to the Start/Finish line if you
were not able to check in the night before.

7:00 AM – Marathon and Team Relay starts at Cocopah Casino
7:20 AM – Half Marathon starts at Cocopah Casino
7:40 AM – 10k Race starts at Cocopah Casino
10:00 AM – Full Marathon turnaround closes
11:00 AM – Overall Awards
11:30 AM – Age Group Awards
1:00 PM – Race course closes


With favorable elevations and weather, the course is conducive
to setting your best times and provides an excellent opportunity to qualify for the
Boston Marathon. The Marathon course is certified by the USATF. The course is an out
and back course with minimal elevation change. Most of the race is run on the flats
going downhill for about 74 feet at the start and running back up the 74 feet a
couple of miles before the finish.


Due to the nature of the Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half
Marathon Course only registered runners will be allowed on the course. Bicycles,
strollers and unregistered runners will not be allowed on the course. Runners will be
running on the shoulder of a highway. Remember, that although this is a closed
course with law enforcement providing traffic control, you are still running on the side
of a highway. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and be safe


The race is marked off each mile, with hydration stations at
almost every marker. There will be a couple of first aid stations on the course as well.

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following age
groups participating in the Full and Half Marathon (excludes Team Relays):

  • Under 20
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 – 69
  • 70 – 79
  • 80 and above

A plaque will be given to the first finisher to eclipse the course record in the Half
Marathon or the Full Marathon. Awards will be given to overall male/female for 1st,
2nd, 3rd place for those participants in the 10k race.


Awards will be presented once the top finishers in each classification are determined.


All participants will receive an official Yuma Territorial Marathon
technical fabric T‐shirt and finisher medal. Goodie Bags are available to the first 300 participants to check in.


January 27
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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