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).
The Escalante Canyons Marathon was the 542nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 513th largest in 2014.
Last year 6.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.
This gives the Escalante Canyons Marathon the 340th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 402nd highest percentage in 2014.
Its Course Score of 91.26 ranks it as the 413th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th 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 412th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 14th fastest in Utah.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.