FindMyMarathon.com



Wait until the last minute to order a Pace Band?
Choose Expedited or Express Shipping at Checkout and receive your Band in 1-3 Days.



Looking for the Best Boston Marathon Qualifying Races?

View our list of marathons that give you the best chance to BQ.



Death Valley Marathon

Death Valley, CA


Race Dates

2018: Saturday, February 3, 2018
2017: Saturday, February 4, 2017

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

2017: 85 Finishers
2016: 88 Finishers
2015: 75 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 9.4%
2016: 5.7%
2015: 8.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

Marathon Pace Bands & Elevation Wrist Bands

See what splits you need to run for the Death Valley Marathon or other marathons, adjusted for the specific terrain of each marathon, your goal time and pacing strategies.

Create and Order your Waterproof, Snap-on Pace Band for only $6.99.


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 434th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 446th largest in 2015.

This year 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Death Valley Marathon the 367th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 142nd highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.19 ranks it as the 159th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th 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 112th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th 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)

Death




Ratings & Reviews: None




Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Death Valley Marathon in 2:49:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.