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Death Valley Marathon

Death Valley, CA


Race Dates

2017: Saturday, February 4, 2017
2016: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.19
Course Score: 99.19

Race Size

2016: 88 Finishers
2015: 75 Finishers
2014: 96 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 5.7%
2015: 8.3%
2014: 5.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Death Valley Marathon is an out-and-back relatively flat course (fewer than 500 feet of climbing and descending). The course runs along Hwy. 190 through the heart of Death Valley National Park. The entire course is below sea level with fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges: the Panamints, the Funerals, the Cottonwoods, the Blacks and the Grapevines.


Marathon Rankings

The Death Valley Marathon was the 459th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 413th largest in 2014.

This year 5.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Death Valley Marathon the 257th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 306th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 99.19 ranks it as the 151st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 17th 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 Death Valley Marathon a PR Score of 99.19. This PR Score ranks it as the 106th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in California.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: -130 feet (-39m)
Min Elevation: -237 feet (-72m)

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Death Valley Marathon in 2:58:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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