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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, October 6, 2018
2017: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 101.81
Course Score: 101.81

Race Size

2017: 4,720 Finishers
2016: 5,417 Finishers
2015: 5,461 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 18.4%
2016: 14.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The St. George Marathon is a popular choice for those looking for fast Fall marathon times. The net downhill, point-to-point course starts nearly a mile up in the Pine Valley Mountains and descends 2600 feet to the finish.

Although the course drops nearly a half mile in elevation from start to finish, there are a few uphills along the course as well.


Marathon Rankings

The St. George Marathon was the 15th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 15th largest in 2016.

Last year 18.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the St. George Marathon the 71st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 103rd highest percentage in 2016.


Its Course Score of 101.81 ranks it as the 16th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd 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 St. George Marathon a PR Score of 101.81. This PR Score ranks it as the 16th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Utah.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5244 feet (1598m)
Min Elevation: 2685 feet (818m)

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Recent St. George Marathon Reviews

4.4 Stars from 14 Reviews
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review of 2017 St. George Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Look at your pace carefully at the first 7 miles dont push too had until you get to mile 16.

bring sleeping bag if you arrive too early to the start line, very very cold.

Its the perfect marathon to make the time of your life, but.... you have to be prepare.

Very well organized race actually the best!!!

I ll be back.

Race Tips


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




review of 2017 St. George Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars

Review

Bus situation needs improvement! Get there early because it is a mess. Every year is getting more unorganized. Course is a rolling one, not all downhill, but many steep, long uphills too. Train hard on hilly routes. Very warm second half.

Race Tips

Start off slow

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




review of 2016 St. George Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Tough uphill at mile 7 just as tough downhill around mile 15.

Race Tips

Great support

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




review of 2016 St. George Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The St. George marathon is extremely well organized with great race volunteers and very supportive crowds. Weather can vary greatly from year to year, and if it is warm, it can feel really warm. Beautiful scenery and a great crowd. After 40 years of running it, they pretty much have it down.

Race Tips

The overall course profile is downhill, but there are a couple of significant climbs. Generally, the second half is faster - unless you fade badly like I did. Hydrate, it is the desert. Pace yourself at the finish - longest finish alley ever - the barricades start .75 mile out, and you can see the finish, but it is still a ways off.

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

Book your hotel early. The town fills up. It is point-to-point, with an early morning bus ride out to the starting point, then run back to the town center. Don't hesitate to take an early bus, as they have food, fires, music, blankets, etc at the start.



review of 2016 St. George Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Friendliest, most organized race ever. The organizers really thought of everything!

Race Tips

Be prepared for more uphills than advertised.

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




Finish Time Equivalent

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