The Bozeman Marathon course runs though Gallatin Gateway Valley crossing over rivers, running by farms with the Bridger Mountain range in the back drop. The end of the race will finish in historic Bozeman, Montana.
The first six miles of the course are mainly downhill, losing approximately 200 feet of elevation. From miles 7 to 13, runners will climb over 500 feet. The second half of the course loses close to 700 feet of elevation over rolling hills.
The Bozeman Marathon was the 309th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 288th largest in 2016.
Last year 5.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Bozeman Marathon the 343rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 361st highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 93.62 ranks it as the 432nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Montana.
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 Bozeman Marathon a PR Score of 93.62. This PR Score ranks it as the 427th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Montana.
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