Sedona Marathon Expects 2,500 Participants – Race Day – Jan 31st !
The Sedona Marathon one of Sedona’s premier winter events is in competition with the Superbowl crowds this year. According to the Sedona Red Rock News, last year 2,611 people crossed the finish lines. But this year the Superbowl which will be held the very next day in Glendale Arizona may just siphon off some of those folks who want to take part in the events leading up to the Superbowl
Last year the runners brought close to $2.7 million in revenue to Sedona. 70% of the participants stayed in area hotels and timeshares while 80% said they ate out and over 50% did some shopping. Normally, the marathon is held the first Saturday in February. This year there was some scheduling conflicts and it was decided that the Sedona Marathon should be moved up one week. It was a difficult decision.
For those who do plan to attend, you cannot ask for a more picturesque setting. The crisp morning air and magnificent surroundings of Boynton Canyon are part of the formula that keeps the Sedona Marathon increasing participation year after year. The Sedona Marathon participation grows about 8% to 13% a year.
The Sedona Marathon is just one of the many winter events that brings people to this scenic area year after year.