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Salmon Marathon

Salmon, ID

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, September 9, 2017
2016: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.61
Course Score: 96.61

Race Size

2016: 96 Finishers
2015: 29 Finishers
2014: 45 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16.7%
2015: 20.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Approximately 21 miles of the Salmon Marathon course is dirt or gravel and dirt surface. The last five miles are on pavement. In addition, there are three short stretches along the dirt road that are paved.

There are two short hills on the course, the first hill is after mile 7 and the second hill after the half marathon point.

The remainder of the course is gently rolling, but generally downhill.

Marathon Rankings

The Salmon Marathon was the 414th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 595th largest in 2015.

Last year 16.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 20.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Salmon Marathon the 68th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 34th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 96.61 ranks it as the 378th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th 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 Salmon Marathon a PR Score of 96.61. This PR Score ranks it as the 352nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Idaho.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 4887 feet (1489m)
Min Elevation: 3930 feet (1198m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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