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Race Dates

2018: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
2017: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

PR Score & Course Score

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

Race Size

2017: 21 Finishers
2016: 12 Finishers
2015: 43 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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.

Marathon Rankings

The Grand Valley Marathon was the 544th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 677th largest in 2016.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 4900 feet (1493m)
Min Elevation: 4690 feet (1429m)

No course elevation available at this time.

Recent Grand Valley Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Grand Valley Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


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