The Governpr's Cup Marathon course begins in Marysville and at 5,245 feet descends into the Helena valley, before finishing with a gentle grade uphill on Last Chance Gulch. The course drops nearly 1,500 feet before before finishing uphill to 4,100 feet.
The Governors Cup Marathon was the 353rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 361st largest in 2016.
Last year 20% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Governors Cup Marathon the 56th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 147th highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.09 ranks it as the 381st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Montana.
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 Governors Cup Marathon a PR Score of 97.09. This PR Score ranks it as the 337th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Montana.
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