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Estes Park Marathon

Estes Park, CO

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Very Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 75°F (23°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 85.11
Course Score: 85.78

Race Size

2016: 93 Finishers
2015: 103 Finishers
2014: 158 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 0%
2015: 1.9%
2014: 1.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Estes Park Marathon is the highest paved marathon in the world and one of the most scenic. The certified course takes runners on a high altitude tour of the Estes Valley, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

The long climbs and high elevation (all above approximately 7,500 feet) makes the Estes Park Marathon one of the most challenging marathons in the United States.

Marathon Rankings

The Estes Park Marathon was the 407th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 335th largest in 2014.

This year no finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 1.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Estes Park Marathon the 455th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 320th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 85.78 ranks it as the 419th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Colorado.

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 Estes Park Marathon a PR Score of 85.11. This PR Score ranks it as the 419th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Colorado.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 8156 feet (2486m)
Min Elevation: 7427 feet (2264m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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