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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 59°F (15°C)
Average High: 76°F (24°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.96
Course Score: 96.96

Race Size

2016: 346 Finishers
2015: 421 Finishers
2014: 658 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 15.9%
2015: 11.6%
2014: 11.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Top of Utah Marathon course starts at Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area, and travels down Blacksmith Fork Canyon and on into downtown Logan. The course drops nearly 1100 feet over the 26 miles. Most of the downhill is a manageable 1-2% grade.

Since the marathon course starts above 5500 feet, the elevation may adversely affect runners - especially those not acclimated. For well acclimated runners, it can be a great PR or BQ course.

Marathon Rankings

The Top of Utah Marathon was the 158th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 131st largest in 2014.

This year 15.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Top of Utah Marathon the 142nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 62nd highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 96.96 ranks it as the 367th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th 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 Top of Utah Marathon a PR Score of 96.96. This PR Score ranks it as the 326th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Utah.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5593 feet (1705m)
Min Elevation: 4505 feet (1373m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Top of Utah Marathon in 3:31:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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