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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, September 9, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 69°F (20°C)
Average High: 83°F (28°C)
Average Low: 55° F (12°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 106.22
Course Score: 106.22

Race Size

2016: 95 Finishers
2015: 82 Finishers
2014: 65 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16.8%
2015: 23.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The downhill, point-to-point Freakin Fast Marathon course is has over 4,000 feet of elevation drop from the start to finish.

Over 24 miles of the course are paved with a packed gravel / dirt two mile out and back section.

Marathon Rankings

The Freakin Fast Marathon was the 417th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 434th largest in 2015.

Last year 16.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 23.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Freakin Fast Marathon the 62nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 17th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 106.22 ranks it as the 3rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Idaho.

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 Freakin Fast Marathon a PR Score of 106.22. This PR Score ranks it as the 2nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Idaho.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 6750 feet (2057m)
Min Elevation: 2592 feet (790m)


Recent Freakin Fast Marathon Reviews

3.7 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2016 Freakin Fast Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Really nice race as I chose this as my first full after 25+ halfs. Great shirt choices and plenty of aid stations. Weather was great and people were wonderful. Highly recommend this race whether it is your first full or your are trying to qualify for Boston.

Race Tips

It is a LONG downhill do hill training is recommended. Try to make sure that you don't have to go down stairs for a few days afterwards.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

If you have trouble with riding a bus on mountain roads, have someone ride up early while you drive up the mountain and then your passenger can take your vehicle down for you.

review of 2016 Freakin Fast Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


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review of 2015 Freakin Fast Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


Beware, organizers decided to postpone 2015 race less than 5 days before original date with unacceptable reasons. Should have warn racers much before of the circumstances as soon as they came up, not a few days before the race. No refund provided. Extremely high cost for international runners. Will not run during rescheduled date and never in the future.

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Freakin Fast Marathon in 4:00:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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