The point-to-point Huff to Bluff Marathon course runs from Blanding (approx. 6,100 feet) to Bluff (4,300 feet).
Although, the course drops almost 1,800 feet from start to finish, there are a few small climbs on the marathon course. Most of these are between miles 15 and 22.
In the three miles between miles 15.25 and 18.25, runners will climb approximately 160 feet in four separate hills. In addition, there are three small hills between miles 19.25 and 22 - each climbing no more than 45 feet.
The Huff to Bluff Marathon was the 566th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 586th largest in 2015.
This year 4.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Huff to Bluff Marathon the 239th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 261st highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 97.37 ranks it as the 368th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Utah.
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 Huff to Bluff Marathon a PR Score of 97.37. This PR Score ranks it as the 317th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Utah.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.