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Bear Lake Utah Marathon

Garden City, UT

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, June 17, 2017
2016: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 76°F (24°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 91.61
Course Score: 92.04

Race Size

2016: 87 Finishers
2015: 185 Finishers
2014: 94 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 2.3%
2015: 4.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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

The Marathon course begins on the east side of the lake. There is little traffic on this side and extends for almost 16 miles. The last portion of the course will continue around Laketown, Rendezvous Beach and Ideal Beach Resort. At Ideal Beach Resort, runners enter the paved bike trail leading to the finish line at the Garden City Park.

Marathon Rankings

The Bear Lake Utah Marathon was the 440th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 289th largest in 2015.

Last year 2.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bear Lake Utah Marathon the 467th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 385th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 92.04 ranks it as the 419th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in Utah.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Bear Lake Utah Marathon a PR Score of 91.61. This PR Score ranks it as the 418th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 14th fastest in Utah.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 6016 feet (1834m)
Min Elevation: 5926 feet (1806m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Bear Lake Utah Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2012 Bear Lake Utah Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Super scenic race. Some easy hills early then flat final half. Perfect for a negative split. Well run by local running club. Not a race if you want crowds or spectators.

Race Tips

The few hills are early then smooth sailing. Can expect cold mornings (race begins at 6:00) and still cool by the finish. Shuttle bus out to start worked effortlessly.

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

I stayed in Logan (about 50 minutes away) because not much closer. Garden city is very lovely. Try the Raspberry shake after the race.

Finish Time Equivalent

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