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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, October 8, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 30° F (-1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.71
Course Score: 95.71

Race Size

2016: 68 Finishers
2015: 89 Finishers
2014: 122 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 11.8%
2015: 7.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Bizz Johnson Trail begins at Mason Station and travels through scenic Lassen National Forest. The course is on a fine gravel packed trail.

The first few miles of the course climb 280 feet through the forest to Westwood Junction, then it's downhill to the finish at Susanville, with a 1300 foot descent over the final 20 miles.

Marathon Rankings

The Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon was the 495th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 420th largest in 2015.

Last year 11.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon the 150th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 261st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 95.71 ranks it as the 403rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 34th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon a PR Score of 95.71. This PR Score ranks it as the 387th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 34th fastest in California.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5581 feet (1701m)
Min Elevation: 4270 feet (1301m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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