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Casper Marathon

Casper, WY


Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 75°F (23°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: N/A
Course Score: N/A

Race Size

2016: 122 Finishers
2015: 186 Finishers
2014: 195 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: N/A
2014: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Casper Marathon course is 90% asphalt and 10% concrete. The start line is at an elevation of 5310 feet and the finish is at 5187 feet.


Marathon Rankings

The Casper Marathon was the 292nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 283rd largest in 2014.



Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5364 feet (1635m)
Min Elevation: 5095 feet (1553m)

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews for the Casper Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews



review of 2016 Casper Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

This was one of the better marathons that I have completed. There are many pros to this race. There are at least five hotels within walking distance of the start/finish area and all were reasonably priced. A shuttle was available to the start if desired, but most people won't need it. It is a smaller race (only 120 finishers this year) with a home town feel to it. An indoor waiting area at the start meant that runners could stay warm and dry in the event of cold/inclement weather. There were also REAL indoor bathrooms at the start, and plenty of them. No waiting in lines at porta potties here. It was a scenic course. No skyscrapers, only wide open prairies, mountains in the distance, trees, the river and some wildlife. You can expect sunny weather as this is typical for Casper this time of year. Every aid station had water, Gatorade, GU, oranges slices and watermelon. Aid stations were available every 1.5 to 2 miles. The post race finish area also had these same amenities, with the addition of chocolate milk, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, apple slices and pineapple at the finish. There were also Pizza Hut pizza and Subway sandwiches, soda and beer. Free beer. Plenty of shade at the finish area, too. There are a couple of drawbacks to the race, too. First, the weather. Yes, I know I listed the weather as a pro, but being sunny meant it warmed up quickly and there is not a lot of shade on the course. Hats and sunglasses are recommended. Miles 6-9 or so are on a curvy section of the bike trail. Be sure to "run the curves" so as not to add any extra distance to your race. The altitude can be an obstacle if you are not used to it. Being a smaller race meant there were not a lot of spectators/supporters on the course, either. Overall, I thought it was a very good marathon. For 50-staters, this should be your Wyoming race!

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