Whiskey Row Marathon

Prescott, Arizona



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Can we register the day of the race?
Yes. Runners may register at Matt’s Saloon, 112 S. Montezuma St. on historic “Whiskey Row” on race day, Saturday, Oct 9, 5:00am-7:30am. However, please note the race times below and allow yourself ample time to fill out your form and pay for your registration.

Marathon early start 5:00am
Marathon 6:00am
Half Marathon 7:00am
10K 7:30am
5K 8:00am
.3 Mile Family Dash 7:10am

What are the race fees?

Full Marathon
$100 Adult Early Registration
$110 Adult After 07/15/21
$120 Adult After 08/15/21

Half Marathon
$80 Adult Early Registration
$90 Adult After 07/15/21
$100 Adult After 08/15/21

$60 Adult Early Registration
$70 Adult After 07/15/21
$80 Adult After 08/15/21
$50 Youth (15 & under) Early
$60 Youth After 07/15/21
$70 Youth After 08/15/21

$40 Adult Early Registration
$50 Adult After 07/15/21
$60 Adult After 08/15/21
$30 Youth (15 & under) Early
$40 Youth After 07/15/21
$50 Youth After 08/15/21

.3 Mile Family Dash
$10 Early Registration
$15 After 07/15/21
$20 After 08/15/21

Can marathoners start early?
There will be a 5:00am early start for marathoners who would struggle to finish the race in 6 hours. Early starters' results will appear in a separate result listing and be ineligible for awards. Bring water / energy gel with you as the water stations may not be manned when you pass them. They will be manned at the following times, so please plan accordingly: Gurley Street #1: 5:30, Hassayampa #2A: 5:45, Mile 5 #3: 6:00, Half Turnaround #4: 6:00am, Sierra Prieta Overlook #5: 6:30, Mile 11-12 Station #6: 6:30, Marathon Turnaround #7: 6:45.

Where do we pick up our race numbers and packets?
Friday, October 8, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James Family Prescott YMCA (750 Whipple St., Prescott, AZ 86301 Map). You can also register at this time. Saturday, October 9, 5:00am to 7:30am at Matt’s Saloon, 112 S Montezuma St., on historic “Whiskey Row”.

Where is the Finish Line this year? Mile High Middle School Football Field

Will there be a Sports / Business Expo?
Yes, this is the 8th Annual Expo. Friday, October 8, 3:00-8:00pm at the YMCA and Saturday, October 9, 8:00am-1:00pm at the Finish Line at Mile High Middle School Football Field. Please visit and support our vendors.

What are the Marathon and Half Marathon routes?
Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar heading South, West (right) on Goodwin, North (right) on Summit, West (left) on Gurley, South (left) on Hassayampa Village Ln, West (right) on Copper Basin and onto Forest Service dirt road to almost Thumb Butte Park. Half Marathon turns around at water station #4. The course is out and back.

What is the 10K route?
The 10K is a loop course. Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar heading South, West (right) on Goodwin, stay left onto Summit which turns into Glenwood, North (right) on Park, West (left) on Glendale, East (right) on Coronado, North (left) on Park, West (left) on Gurley, South (left) on Hassayampa Village Ln, East (left) on Copper Basin, North (left) on White Spar to finish line.

What is the 5K route?
The 5K is a loop course. Start on Montezuma in front of Palace Bar heading South, West (right) on Goodwin, stay left onto Summit which turns into Glenwood, North (right) on Park, West (left) on Glendale, West (left) on Coronado, West (right) on Country Club, South (left) on Highland, East (left) on Copper Basin, North (left) on White Spar to finish line.

Can we change the race we have registered for?
Yes. You may do so when you pick up your race packet. If the race you’ve registered for is more expensive, you will be responsible for the difference. No refunds will be available when changing to a lower-priced race.

If I can’t run, can I get a refund?
No. Refunds are not available.

If I can’t run, can someone else take my place?
No. We do not allow participant substitutions.

If I can't run, can I save my registration for the next year?
No, we do not transfer registrations.

If I don’t run, can you mail me my t-shirt?
If there are t-shirts available after the race, our team will mail you a shirt. Please note: A $7.50 shipping/processing fee will apply. For t-shirt requests, please contact Race Director, Jaime DeJoseph, at wrm@prescottymca.org, for details.

Can someone else pick up my race bib and packet?
Yes. Your friend/family will need to know your birthdate and correct spelling of your name.

Does the race still happen in snow or rain?
Yes. Even in inclement weather, we will still host the race.

Can I walk the marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K?
Yes. Just keep in mind that the course officially closes at noon. As long as you can finish the race before noon, you will be fine. We encourage walkers, first-time racers, “woggers” and any combination thereof to participate, get outside and enjoy the fun!

Are there cash awards?
No. Overall male and female winners in the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K will win non-monetary awards.

Will I need to find a shuttle from the finish line to the start line?
No. All racers will start on one side of the downtown Courthouse Square (Montezuma St. “Whiskey Row”), and finish on the opposite side of the Courthouse on Cortez St. (only one block away).

Where does the race start?
In front of the Palace Bar and Restaurant on historic “Whiskey Row” (Montezuma St) in Prescott.

Will there be signs to direct the runners?
Yes, the course will be well marked and volunteers will be directing racers at intersections.
Marathon has 1-13 mile markers. First half - how many miles run. Second half - how many miles to go.

Will there be police at stoplights to direct traffic?
Yes, the City of Prescott Police Department will man the main intersections.

Can we push strollers on the course?
Yes. Start at the back of the pack and keep single file.

Can we wear iPods, MP3 players while running?

Can we bring dogs?
No. However, assistance animals are always permitted.

Are bicycles allowed on the course?
No. Bicycles, non-service animals, skateboards, roller blades, “heelies,” scooters, segways, hover boards, etc. are not permitted on the course.

Is there a course map?
Yes. Please find the map here.

What is the elevation change?
Starts at 5,280 and increases to 7,000 over the first 7 miles, then down to 5,600 at the 13-mile turnaround

Is the course paved or dirt?
The course is paved the first and last 5 miles. The rest is run on Forest Service dirt roads.

Can half marathoners start early?

If I am not a runner, can I volunteer?
Yes. Positions listed and sign-ups available at https://whiskeyrowmarathon.com/volunteer.  

Is there medical support on the course?
Emergency vehicles will be roaming the course throughout the race. Lifeline Ambulance Service will be at the start/finish and on the course.
There is a first aid tent at the finish line manned by The Mobile Health Doc.

Where can I park?
Vehicles will not be allowed to park at the Courthouse Plaza on the morning of the race. The adjacent streets will be closed to traffic after 5 a.m. Please use parking spaces on South Granite, North Montezuma, and West Goodwin Streets, any other streets farther out, or the parking garage on South Granite (parking fees may be charged in the garage for Special Events).

Can I check my belongings?
You may leave valuables at our “Gear Check” area near the start line and pick them up at the refreshment garden. You may also leave clothing at any of the nine water/aide stations along the course. These items will be returned to the James Family Prescott YMCA and may be picked up on Sunday, October 10, noon.  Items not picked up by October 31st will be donated to local charities. (Complimentary service.)

Race Number Requirements
Your race number has your ChronoTrack Timing Chip built in. Securely fasten your race number to the front of your running shirt. Your race number is non-transferrable and may only be worn by you. Do NOT alter your race number in any way.

Can we drop out of the race?
If you need to drop out of the race, please give your name and race number to a volunteer at one of the water stations. Yavapai Amateur Radio Club volunteers will be available to communicate any needs to event staff.

Are there water stations?
There will be nine staffed and equipped water stations positioned along the course. They will provide runners with water, Gatorade, fruit and first-aid supplies, as well as a range of other items, such as Vaseline, shoelaces, safety pins, toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Marathon has 8 water stations
Half Marathon has 4 water stations.
10K has 3 water stations.
5K has 1 water station.

Are there restrooms along on the course?
Yes, we will have “porta potties” at most water stations.

Are there refreshments after the race?
Yes there are plenty of goodies to eat for the racers only. Racers will need to show their race bib.

What kind of t-shirts will runners receive?
Full Marathoners who pre-register for the event will receive a long-sleeved “technical” running shirt. Half marathoners will receive a short-sleeved "technical" running shirt. 10K, and 5K will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt featuring a commemorative design. The .3 mile family dash will receive a finish line prize; t-shirts available for purchase.

Can we buy extra t-shirts/change long-sleeved t-shirts for short-sleeved tees, or vice versa?
Dated race shirts may be purchased at the Refreshment Garden. You may not change long sleeve for short sleeve or vice versa. Other Whiskey Row Marathon merchandise for purchase will be available at packet pick-up and after the race near the refreshment garden. Items such as hats, socks, beanies, t-shirts and technical shirts will retail for $10-$50 approximately.

Do you have a race photographer?
Finish-line photography will be provided by Action Media. The link will be listed on the home page so that participants can easily locate their picture using their race number or last name. Runners will then purchase photos directly from them. Please make sure your race number is visible at all times to assist with photo identification and your search capabilities.

How soon can I find race results?
Race results will be available at www.raceplaceevents.com within 24 hours of the event. The link will be listed on Whiskeyrowmarathon.com home page/

Are there finisher medals?
Yes, for the first 175 marathoners, the first 575 half marathoners, the first 750 10Kers and the first 400 5Kers who cross the finish line. (If we have an unpredicted spike in participation, those who finish later in the pack may not have the opportunity to receive a medal.)

Will you have a recycle bin for the plastic water bottles at the finish line?
Yes. We are making efforts to make this year’s event more eco-friendly than ever before. Recycle bins are just one of the ways we’re working to make the YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon a cleaner, “greener” event.

Do you use paper or plastic cups at the water stations?

When will awards happen?
This year all awards will take place during these approximate award ceremony times – 5K: 9:00am, 10K: 9:15am, Half Marathon: 10:00am, Marathon: 10:30am at the Courthouse Square.

If I don’t stay for the awards, can you mail my award to me?
Yes, with a $7.50 shipping/processing fee. Please e-mail Jaime DeJoseph, Race Director at jaime.dejoseph@prescottymca.org for details.

When will the Al Clark Memorial Award recipient be announced?
The winner will be honored on Friday, October 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Prescott YMCA. In addition, the Al Clark award winner will be introduced at each of the award ceremonies.

How do you handle timing/chips?
Timing is done by Raceplace Event Systems via the “Chrono Track Chip.” Chips are built into your race numbers. 2-mile participants are not timed and therefore will not require a timing chip.

Is there anywhere to take showers after the race?
The Prescott YMCA is open Saturday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. for post-race showers, swimming or fitness workouts at no charge to race participants. Bring your race number and show it to Membership Staff for free entry.

Race Committee
A Special thanks go to our committee who volunteers countless hours leading up to and on race day.

2022 Race Date - 44th Annual
May 14, 2022

Where does the money go?
Proceeds from this race will go directly into the scholarship fund at the James Family Prescott YMCA. This fund provides families in financial need to participate in childcare, swimming lessons, youth sports and gymnastics classes. Your participation in this race not only promotes your personal health, but also promotes the overall health of the Prescott Community.

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Thank you! The James Family Prescott YMCA appreciates your participation in the Whiskey Row Marathon.
We look forward to seeing you at the race – and for years to come.