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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 59°F (15°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2017: 31 Finishers
2016: 36 Finishers
2015: 46 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 16.1%
2016: 16.7%
2015: 8.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The out and back Yuma Territorial Marathon course is held mostly on the shoulder of Highway 95. Marathoners will leave the Cocopah Indian Reservation and pass through Somerton, Arizona. The course continues through Gadsden, Arizona near the border of Mexico and into the city limits of San Luis, Arizona. Runners will then return using the same route.

The course drops approximately 75 feet after about the two mile mark, continues on a mostly flat course on an out-and-back, and then climbs the same hill - this time at the 24 mile mark. The final miles are mostly flat back to the finish.

Marathon Rankings

The Yuma Territorial Marathon was the 605th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 540th largest in 2015.

This year 16.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Yuma Territorial Marathon the 69th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 18th highest percentage so far in 2017.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Yuma Territorial Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 147 feet (44m)
Min Elevation: 73 feet (22m)

No course elevation available at this time.

Ratings & Reviews for the Yuma Territorial Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2017 Yuma Territorial Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


It was well prepared, the set up, the staff. Great experience. The route was properly marked. The staff that were at the booths along the route were fast and motivating.

Race Tips

It was well organized.

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

Arrive with enough time to get a good warm up. Parking is near the event and the casino has room reservations and a restaurant inside.

Finish Time Equivalent

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