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Mooses Tooth Marathon

Anchorage, AK

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, August 20, 2017
2016: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 50° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

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Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: 271 Finishers
2015: 320 Finishers
2014: 295 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 16.2%
2015: 10.6%
2014: 7.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**New Course for 2016**

Marathon Rankings

The Mooses Tooth Marathon was the 208th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 228th largest in 2014.

This year 16.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Mooses Tooth Marathon the 171st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 60th highest percentage so far in 2016.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Mooses Tooth Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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

Elevation Chart

No course elevation available at this time.

Ratings & Reviews for the Mooses Tooth Marathon

3.3333333333333 Stars from 3 Reviews

review of 2016 Mooses Tooth Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


In 2016 there was a movie night at Bear's tooth Thursday evening. Anchorage has a great running community and the place was packed for the selection of short running movies.
Race day was also good. Post-race massages and food were excellent.

Race Tips

The course has a total of 511ft of elevation gain. It is nearly completely flat aside from some small climbs around mile 5 and 12 during the coastal out and back and then a long gradual (beside a creek) climb up the Chester creek trail towards Goose lake (peaking around mile 20) and then a short 90 ft climb up to the finish at mile 26.
Very fast course and great for a PR. The weather is ideal for running this time of year.
Feel free to check out the Strava map for the course here https://www.strava.com/activities/684322985

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2013 Mooses Tooth Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


This is a well run small to mid-size race (330 in full; 1000 in half. It has a very scenic course and can pretty much guarantee cool running temps. A few hills and false flats but mainly a flat course so PR's can be had. How many marathons can boast a good chance that you'll encounter a moose?

Race Tips

Race begins in downtown Anchorage but is mainly run on a paved bike path. The course is basically 2 out and backs. Two hills on the first out and back. The second out and back is a gradual up out but then gradually down when you need it on the final 10K. A short steep hill @ 25.5 hurts so be ready. Plenty of water stops and some gel also available.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are a few host hotels w/in walking distance of expo and start/finish area but they are pricey. In fact Anchorage is generally a little pricey so even staying out of downtown isn't cheap. I parked @ the JC Penny garage which was super close and not too expensive. I arrived @ race 90 minutes early and could've arrived later.

review of 2013 Mooses Tooth Marathon.   

0 / 5 Stars


Well organized race with scenic views and the occasional moose. This is a small race of about 300-400 finishers and very well done. There are no on course race clocks, no big deal.

Race Tips

Most up hill portion in first 8 miles or so. Most of course is on paved trails. Easiest race day parking ever and it was free. Plenty of port-o-lets in the corral area.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Meter parking was free and plentiful on the weekend. Humpy's has great Alaskan food of comparable portions. Skinny Raven sports and Expo at Dena'ina Center are all a few blocks from the race start.

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