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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, October 22, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 63°F (17°C)
Average Low: 40° F (4°C)

PR Score & Course Score

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

Race Size

2016: 226 Finishers
2015: 253 Finishers
2014: 213 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The hilly and challenging Columbia Gorge begins on the banks of the Columbia River; The course then winds up and through the Columbia River Gorge on the old scenic highway - past waterfalls, amazing vistas and colorful fall foliage.


Marathon Rankings

The Columbia Gorge Marathon was the 250th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 241st largest in 2015.



Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 866 feet (264m)
Min Elevation: 82 feet (25m)

No course elevation available at this time.




Recent Columbia Gorge Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2016 Columbia Gorge Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Beautiful scenery. Challenging, hilly course. Nice support. Small field of under 300.

Race Tips

Easy start because there's a 3 mile hill climb starting at mile 19.

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review of 2016 Columbia Gorge Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Love the small town feel. Sights during the run were the best I've seen in over 20 marathons. Really tough stretch from mile 18-21 (all up).

Race Tips

Patience. Lots of downhill and uphills in the beginning can get you anxious. Just race to enjoy the sights in this one.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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