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Grand Valley Marathon

Palisade, CO

Race Dates

2016: TBD
2015: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

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: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 43 Finishers
2014: 38 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 2.3%
2014: 7.9%

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 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.

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

Elevation Chart

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

No course elevation available at this time.

Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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