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Sandhills Marathon

Valentine, NE


Race Dates

2017: Saturday, June 3, 2017
2016: Saturday, June 4, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 67°F (19°C)
Average High: 81°F (27°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: N/A
Course Score: N/A

Race Size

2016: 84 Finishers
2015: 83 Finishers
2014: 74 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Sandhills Marathon takes place on the Brownlee Road 20 miles south of Valentine, Nebraska. The road itself is a 25.7 mile one lane paved road that cuts through the Sandhill region of Nebraska. The extra half mile is added when runners do a quick out and back into the town of Brownlee. The course has a few rolling hills, but mostly it is in a valley with a 330 feet decrease in elevation.


Marathon Rankings

The Sandhills Marathon was the 447th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 433rd largest in 2015.



Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 3065 feet (934m)
Min Elevation: 2827 feet (861m)

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews: None




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