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Deseret News Marathon

Salt Lake City, UT

Race Dates

2017: Monday, July 24, 2017
2016: Sunday, July 24, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 78°F (25°C)
Average High: 92°F (33°C)
Average Low: 65° F (18°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.74
Course Score: 100.11

Race Size

2016: 297 Finishers
2015: 329 Finishers
2014: 329 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 12.8%
2015: 12.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Deseret News Marathon starts at the top of Big Mountain. The course travels down the canyon - dropping 3,000 feet - and finishes along the Days of 47 Parade route.

Marathon Rankings

The Deseret News Marathon was the 211th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 197th largest in 2015.

Last year 12.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Deseret News Marathon the 130th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 122nd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 100.11 ranks it as the 30th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Utah.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Deseret News Marathon a PR Score of 98.74. This PR Score ranks it as the 165th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Utah.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 7429 feet (2264m)
Min Elevation: 4244 feet (1293m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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