The Jackson Hole Marathon course starts on Center Street near the Town Square in downtown Jackson Hole. After running by the National Elk Refuge, it passes through East Jackson and by the Snow King ski hill before joining the Community Pathway system by Flat Creek.
The course then heads south of town and follows South Park Loop Road before joining the paved pathway along Highway 22. Then runners will head west into Wilson, WY and follow the pathway toward the Grand Teton and the Finish Line at Teton Village.
The course is run on paved roads and paved pathways, with the exception of a tenth of a mile near the Finish Line, which is run over grass. In addition, the entire race is at over 6000 feet (1830m).
The Jackson Hole Marathon was the 253rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 327th largest in 2015.
Last year 3.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Jackson Hole Marathon the 434th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 416th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 90.99 ranks it as the 433rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Wyoming.
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 Jackson Hole Marathon a PR Score of 90.99. This PR Score ranks it as the 432nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Wyoming.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.