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.
The Deseret News Marathon was the 212th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 198th 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 121st 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 166th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Utah.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.