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4/7/2014 10:43:00 AM
Brian Mickelsen Marathon events on tap Saturday

Jon Hutchinson
Staff Reporter

COTTONWOOD -- One of two major Verde Valley Marathon races in the kicks off early this Saturday morning at Riverfront Park in Cottonwood.

The Brian Mickelsen Memorial Run and Walk events commemorate the memory of the former Cottonwood City Manager, an avid runner, who died while training for a 2007 race.

Considered one the most scenic runs in Arizona, the Brian Mickelsen races combine a full-length Marathon with a half-marathon, 10K and 2-mile run.

All run fees are still at a discount through April 9 at the Parks and Recreation Office. Registration continues online at or through mail by Friday. No registration will be accepted Thursday and Friday.

The full Marathon start time is 6 a.m. and race day registration continues for that event from 5:15-though 5:45 a.m. Other race day registration is open from 6:15 through 7 a.m on Saturday.

The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. Followed by the 10K at 7:40 and the 2 mile Fun Run at 7:50 a.m.

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