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Bear Lake Idaho Marathon

Bear Lake, ID

Race Dates

2017: Thursday, June 15, 2017
2016: Friday, June 10, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 75°F (23°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: 71 Finishers
2015: 160 Finishers
2014: 63 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 0%
2015: 5.6%
2014: 3.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Bear Lake Idaho Marathon is part of a three day series with one race each in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.

The course is about 80% dirt road. It travels past the scenic Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, through the small farming town of Dingle, Idaho and loops around marshes and pastures before returning through Dingle and finishing on the beach at Bear Lake Hot Springs.

Marathon Rankings

The Bear Lake Idaho Marathon was the 330th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 485th largest in 2014.

This year no finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bear Lake Idaho Marathon the 361st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 322nd highest percentage so far in 2016.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Bear Lake Idaho Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 6045 feet (1842m)
Min Elevation: 5928 feet (1807m)

No course elevation available at this time.

Ratings & Reviews for the Bear Lake Idaho Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2012 Bear Lake Idaho Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Companion race to Bear Lake Utah where runners run the northern half of the lake mainly in Idaho. 50 staters can do this race on Friday then run Utah on Saturday. Super flst until final 10K when you can some hills on the eastern side of lake.

Race Tips

Limited support for this race which means water stops every 3 miles so you should bring a bottle to fill up. The wait post race for the shuttle can be a while but we soaked out legs in Bear lake to pass the time. Cold for the early (6:00 am ) start and still cool by the end. Super scenic race!

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

Garden city is lovely. Easy, free parking. I stayed in Logan (50 minutes away) which was fine by me.

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