The mostly flat to gently rolling Onward Shay! Marathon starts and finishes in downtown Boise alongside the Boise River.
Runners pass by Bpise State Universsity, travels through downtown Boise, passes by the State Capitol building and then travels goes through several Boise neighborhoods, including Harrison Blvd. and Warm Springs Blvd., up 13th St. and through Hyde Park and back.
The Onward Shay! Boise Marathon was the 379th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 261st largest in 2016.
Last year 13.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Onward Shay! Boise Marathon the 127th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 271st highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 99.00 ranks it as the 200th 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 Onward Shay! Boise Marathon a PR Score of 99.00. This PR Score ranks it as the 139th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Idaho.
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