Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.6
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.4
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
3.4
Run Sedona is one of the most beautiful races in the country. We pride ourselves on giving you an extraordinary experience, with plenty of Southwestern hospitality! The course will take participants through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical iron-clad formations, and onto the streets of one … MORE
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    Evwatkins FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was my 34th state and first time ever in Arizona (2 hour drive from Phoenix airport). I stayed in an AirBNB with a very nice lady near one of … MORE

    This was my 34th state and first time ever in Arizona (2 hour drive from Phoenix airport). I stayed in an AirBNB with a very nice lady near one of the shuttle stops. Small but well stocked packet pickup with friendly volunteers and every question answered.

    Pros:
    Race morning-Walked to the shuttle and got on within 10 minutes.

    Course: VERY HILLY! Beautiful scenery 100% of the race.
    Plenty of well stocked water stations and toilets along course.
    Plenty of message therapists and water at the finish.

    Cons:
    – ‘Food’ was for purchase from a whole foods tent. It would have been nice to have something other than water and bananas, cookies that was offered to runners (like a sandwich or pizza).
    – Course signage was small and several mile markers were either missing or had been removed (I was a pacer and was relying on MM signs!)
    – A section of the last mile was on the main highway and was NOT marked. Luckily it was an out&back course and I knew which way to go. The highway was very busy by that time so we had to run on the sidewalk. POLICE & VOLUNTEERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE! (As I was walking back post-race, I directed several runners where to go when they approached that intersection and then told a spectator to stand there and continue.)
    – SHUTTLES: The shuttles were supposed to run until 4pm. But post race it appeared only 1 bus was running. We got a ride from a local good Samaritan because we had been waiting for over 30 minutes.

    Overall I loved the race! Very hilly and this year it was pretty warm as well.

    WOULD I RETURN: Yes!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    anjad72 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    course is crazy good challenging- Swiss Alps Profile, coming from Miami a true killer - but so worth it - course is stunning and Sedona remains a special place- intimate … MORE

    course is crazy good challenging- Swiss Alps Profile, coming from Miami a true killer – but so worth it – course is stunning and Sedona remains a special place- intimate race – well organized and simply a must for anyone who loves running for fun and enjoys a “change of scenery”

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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    Lorelei FIRST-TIMER '16

    Unrelenting hills. Perfect running temps. This could easily be one of the most beautiful races I've eve run. Except, it ends on an uphill! The crowd support, when you see … MORE

    Unrelenting hills. Perfect running temps.

    This could easily be one of the most beautiful races I’ve eve run. Except, it ends on an uphill! The crowd support, when you see it, is phenomenal.

    Stay at the Sedona Summit Resort. The start/finish is right there.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    skydivemom FIRST-TIMER '15

    Hilly course as expected. One of the few races I've run that had ham radio operators along the course for communications, great volunteers along the course. Rain the day before … MORE

    Hilly course as expected. One of the few races I’ve run that had ham radio operators along the course for communications, great volunteers along the course. Rain the day before caused the full marathon portion to be canceled. Easy shuttle pickup across the street from my hotel.
    DID NOT LIKE: traffic control along the last couple miles was poorly coned, drivers tried to pass oncoming traffic on one lane allowed for cars. There should have been escorts for the vehicles for the safety of the runners. Cars passed scarily close several times. For this reason, this may be the only time I run this course.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    mgronek REPEAT RUNNER '15

    For a road race, this is a tough course with lots of hills. The 10k features a significant steep downhill with the turnaround at the bottom so you run down … MORE

    For a road race, this is a tough course with lots of hills. The 10k features a significant steep downhill with the turnaround at the bottom so you run down the hill and immediately run back up it. The course runs through a residential area and runners are limited to one lane of the roadway on an out and back course. This means that especially if you are a front runner, you will be “swimming up stream” after the turn around. Many novice runners on this course means that after the turn around, you will have to dodge the on coming runners.

    The medal is a quarter circle (think slice of pie) and each year is slightly different so you need to run 4 times in a row to get the complete circle. All race lengths receive the same medal.

    Due to extensive rain in the days prior to the 2015 race, the full marathon was cancelled as the Forest Service would not allow the runners on the forest roads. Full marathon participants were limited to running the half marathon.

    Expo is very small but well organized and packet pick up is a breeze. The surroundings are awesome as you have constant views of Sedona’s red rocks and forest.

    The best training for this race is on groomed trails with hills.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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