What is the weather typically like for the marathon? I’m from New England and I DON’T like hot races.
The Sedona Chamber of Commerce is now in charge of the marathon, so the weather is going to be perfect. You see, the Chamber actually controls the weather here in Sedona which is why we experience abundant sunshine, dry air, and comfortable temps. All I can tell you is that the whole process involves vortexes and chemtrails and is tightly controlled from a secret office at the uptown Visitors Center (which you should visit while you are here). The weather in February can be somewhat scattered, so you’ll want to prepare for anything. It will be cooler in the morning (probably low 30’s to mid 40’s) and can be up to 20-degrees warmer by the afternoon. For the marathon you will want to plan your clothing so that you are a bit cold at the start. This way you won’t have to shed too many layers when you warm up after the first few miles. The last thing you want to do is have to carry around too many extra layers during the warmer hours at the end of the race. Light gloves and a light hat are a definite as your hands and head are very sensitive to cold and will be the last things to warm-up. Also, make sure not to wear any cotton. You’ll be much better with a wool or synthetic that moves moisture away from your body and dries quicker (trust me, sweat will happen when you hit those uphills…regardless of the temps).
Enjoy your training and we look forward to having you at the race.