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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.15
Course Score: 99.15

Race Size

2017: 56 Finishers
2016: 60 Finishers
2015: 74 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 8.9%
2016: 1.7%
2015: 4.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Lake Lowell Marathon course heads out of Lake Lowell Park and heads counter-clockwise around the northern end of Lake Lowell.

Marathon Rankings

The Lake Lowell Marathon was the 518th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 455th largest in 2015.

This year 8.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 1.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Lake Lowell Marathon the 474th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 53rd highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.15 ranks it as the 161st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Idaho.

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 Lake Lowell Marathon a PR Score of 99.15. This PR Score ranks it as the 116th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Idaho.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 2574 feet (784m)
Min Elevation: 2459 feet (749m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Lake Lowell Marathon

3 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Lake Lowell Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


I've seen the race criticized because of the dangerous portions along the dam and on Orchard. I must agree as I had trouble with leg cramps (my responsibility) and was having trouble controlling my direction, and with the lack of paved shoulders it did give me cause for concern. I don't have a suggestion, other than to provide more marshals to warn/remind drivers. I'm not impressed with the size of the medal as I just hung it in the garage with my others. I was disappointed with the shirts as they didn't even tell the events. Finisher shirts would have been nice. Ok, enough of that. The people were friendly, the number of aid stations and port potties was excellent, I liked the out and back format as I got to see all the other participants. Thanks for asking.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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