The Loveland Marathon starts at the Estes Park Visitors Center, crosses Big Thompson Ave, right turn onto bike lane heading down HWY 34, left off Highway 34, and through gate into the Fountains of Loveland.
The extremely downhill course drops nearly 2600 feet from the starting elevation of 7600 feet.
Although the course is downhill, the high elevation may adversely affect most runners - especially those not well acclimated to the altitude. For those not affected by the high altitude, the course can be very fast and result in many BQs and PRs.
Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.
In 2016, 21.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.
It ranks th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.
Its Course Score of 94.13 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Colorado.
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 Loveland Marathon a PR Score of 94.13. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Colorado.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.