Saturday, May 9, 2015
Out and Back
Race Day Weather
44° F (6°C)
PR Score & Course Score
2016: No Results
2015: 43 Finishers
2014: 38 Finishers
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The out-and-back Grand Valley Marathon course begins and ends at 4,725 feet in Palisade runs along the base of the Grand Mesa and through the orchards and vineyards to the turnaround point.
The course is comprised of moderately rolling hills throughout. However, the hill at mile 4 climbs 195 feet as you ascend a scenic overlook of the Grand Valley. At mile 21, runners will descend this prominent hill.
The Grand Valley Marathon was the th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the th largest in 2014.
Last year 2.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.
This gives the Grand Valley Marathon the th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the th highest percentage in 2014.
There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Grand Valley Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.
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Max Elevation: 4900 feet (1493m)
Min Elevation: 4690 feet (1429m)
Finish Time Equivalent
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