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Flagstaff Marathon

Flagstaff, AZ


Race Dates

2017: Saturday, September 16, 2017
2016: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Very Hilly
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Trail
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 55°F (12°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: N/A
Course Score: N/A

Race Size

2016: 40 Finishers
2015: 53 Finishers
2014: 55 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Flagstaff Marathon course is run on all trails that are 100% off-road with varying (single-track, cross-country, dirt roads) terrain.

The course ranges from 8,000 feet to 8,600 feet above sea level. The marathon has been described as the most scenic and difficult marathon in the Southwest.


Marathon Rankings

The Flagstaff Marathon was the 587th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 518th largest in 2015.



Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 8600 feet (2621m)
Min Elevation: 8000 feet (2439m)

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews for the Flagstaff Marathon

1 Stars from 1 Reviews



review of 2015 Flagstaff Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars

Review

It was the hardest thing I've done, and I have no desire to do it again. If you want a very difficult race, going up and down trail hills for 26.2 miles at an altitude making it difficult to breath standing, this is it! Otherwise look elsewhere.

The race set up was fine, aid stations often enough--and they stayed open even to the end of the slow runners (I was 4th from last, but out of 50!). Very beautiful. Need to be careful with every foot placement for 26.2 miles. It's a 13 miles figure 8 you do twice...so once you get done with the first half you know exactly what hell is in store for you in the second half. Due to my inability to breath in the second loop, I ended up walking all uphills.

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