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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, October 14, 2017
2016: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 44°F (6°C)
Average High: 59°F (15°C)
Average Low: 28° F (-2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 91.26
Course Score: 91.26

Race Size

2016: 34 Finishers
2015: 47 Finishers
2014: 51 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 14.7%
2015: 6.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Escalante Canyons Marathon starts near Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah (elev. 6680 feet) and the entire course is on Scenic Byway 12.

The course runs in a southwest direction and is mostly downhill until Mile 12, where the road crosses the Escalante River (elev. 5265 feet). It then turns northwest and is mostly uphill until Mile 18 (elev. 6200 feet). From Mile 18 on, the course is a gradual westward descent to the finish line in Escalante, Utah (elev. 5804 feet).

Marathon Rankings

The Escalante Canyons Marathon was the 618th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 536th largest in 2015.

Last year 14.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Escalante Canyons Marathon the 98th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 328th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 91.26 ranks it as the 420th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 15th fastest course in Utah.

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 Escalante Canyons Marathon a PR Score of 91.26. This PR Score ranks it as the 419th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 15th fastest in Utah.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 6776 feet (2065m)
Min Elevation: 5263 feet (1604m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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