Take a whisk: run the 34th annual Whiskey Row Marathon

By Jeff Rome

Prescott’s own Whiskey Row Marathon will have thousands out on the roads this May 5. Events include — in addition to the full marathon — a half-marathon, a 10K, and a two-mile “fun run.”

Tony Ebarb, Prescott resident and co-founder of the Whiskey Row Marathon, ran the 10K last year in his seventies.

Of the nearly 2,000 runners, fewer than 200 runners participate in the full marathon each year. The marathon’s website calls the full 26.2-mile course “one of the most challenging in the United States.” A highlight — and high point — of the course is running by the Sierra Prietta Overlook at 7,000 feet. The out-and-back course is comprised roughly of half pavement, half dirt road.

Those interested in running can save $5 at a local registration event on Friday, April 13 at Gurley Street Coffee from 7 am to 7 pm. Otherwise, registration is online at http://www.whiskeyrowmarathon.com. Prices are $80 for the marathon, $55 for the half-marathon, $35 for the 10k, and $20 for the two-mile “fun run.” On April 14, all prices will go up $10.

Proceeds from the Whiskey Row Marathon go to the scholarship fund at the Prescott YMCA to assist children and families in financial need so they can participate in child care, swimming lessons, youth sports and gymnastics classes. The YMCA will also be raising money by raffling off a 1963 Chevy Super Nova. Raffle tickets are $20.

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