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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, May 5, 2018
2017: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Very Hilly
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 38° F (3°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 87.02
Course Score: 87.02

Race Size

2017: 103 Finishers
2016: 96 Finishers
2015: 132 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The challenging, out-and-back Whisky Row Marathon starts at 5,300 feet and climbs to 7,000 feet over the first 7 miles. The course the descends to below 6,000 feet at the halfway turn around.

Runners then retrace the route by climbing back up to 7,000 feet and descending to the finish back at 5,300 feet.

The course consists of paved road for the first and last 5 miles. The remainder of the course is on a forest service dirt road.

Marathon Rankings

The Whiskey Row Marathon was the 365th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 400th largest in 2016.

Its Course Score of 87.02 ranks it as the 449th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 10th fastest course in Arizona.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Whiskey Row Marathon a PR Score of 87.02. This PR Score ranks it as the 449th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in Arizona.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 6936 feet (2114m)
Min Elevation: 5341 feet (1628m)


Recent Whiskey Row Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Whiskey Row Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


I ran the half marathon in 2013. Prescott is an awesome little town and good vibes all around. I finished 1:54:06.

Race Tips

For that HM there is a very hilly section about 5 miles in. Best to walk that section as you won't likely lose any time. If you try and run that section you will hurt yourself. Don't worry, on the way back you will make up so much time.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Whiskey Row Marathon in 4:02:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.