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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, June 9, 2018
2017: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 74°F (23°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.09
Course Score: 97.09

Race Size

2017: 110 Finishers
2016: 119 Finishers
2015: 106 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 20%
2016: 11.8%
2015: 8.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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.

Marathon Rankings

The Governors Cup Marathon was the 368th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 386th largest in 2015.

This 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 150th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 44th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 97.09 ranks it as the 378th 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 335th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Montana.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 52 feet (15m)
Min Elevation: 3790 feet (1155m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Governors Cup Marathon in 3:11:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.