The point-to-point Lost Dutchman Marathon course runs from Gold Canyon to Apache Junction.
Although the marathon course is net downhill, there are some long uphill sections. The course drops from approximately 2,350 feet to just below 1,800 feet at mile 8.5.
The three significant uphills start at miles 8.5, 17, and 22. Each are followed by long downhill stretches.
The Lost Dutchman Marathon was the 220th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 199th largest in 2015.
This year 6.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Lost Dutchman Marathon the 322nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 88th highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 100.10 ranks it as the 29th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Arizona.
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 Lost Dutchman Marathon a PR Score of 100.10. This PR Score ranks it as the 27th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Arizona.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.