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Race Dates

2018: TBD
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

2017: 18.4%
2016: 14.1%
2015: 16.6%

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 2015.

This 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 106th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 54th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 101.81 ranks it as the 15th 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 15th 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

4.5 Stars from 13 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 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.)




review of 2016 St. George Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Best marathon I've ever done. Fabulous organization, great spectators, plenty of volunteers and aid stations, beautiful course.

Race Tips

Don't rely on getting into a Port-a-Potty on the course very quickly. I waited over 2 minutes to get in. If there's a line, run ahead to the next group. The pacers were awesome. You can hit a hard, challenging pace early on due to the downhill grade. The uphills will certainly add a bit of that time back though. I walked the uphills (3 of the big ones) and still had a PR.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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