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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 21, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 61°F (16°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.69
Course Score: 95.69

Race Size

2017: 632 Finishers
2016: 762 Finishers
2015: 704 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 5.2%
2016: 5.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Salt Lake City Marathon is a net downhill course which loses approximately 650 feet from the start to finish. Although, there is a net downhill, the course does feature lots of uphills as well.

PRs and Boston Qualifying times will be well earned on this challenging course.

Marathon Rankings

The Salt Lake City Marathon was the 115th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 104th largest in 2016.

Last year 5.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Salt Lake City Marathon the 346th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 374th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 95.69 ranks it as the 415th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Utah.

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 Salt Lake City Marathon a PR Score of 95.69. This PR Score ranks it as the 394th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in Utah.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 4872 feet (1485m)
Min Elevation: 4244 feet (1293m)


Recent Salt Lake City Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Salt Lake City Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Terrific course. You get to run through most of the great areas around/in Salt Lake City. Plenty of water stations in appropriate places, and the volunteers/crowds are awesome. On the downside, bib pickup is poorly run, and only a couple of on course photos are taken.

Race Tips

While this course is net downhill, all the down is in the first 5 miles. From there it is pretty constant uphill until mile 16, then back down. There is a nasty hill that lasts about a mile at mile 9.

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

Trax works very well to get to the start and home.

Finish Time Equivalent

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