High Altitude Marathons

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Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon
 
4.9 (2 reviews)
White Sands, NM
March 19, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 3,500
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 3.50
Surface: Mostly Trail/Not-Paved
Certified: No

The Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon is a challenging loop-style race through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range. Most of the course is dirt road or trail, with some sections being sandy, dusty, and all-around tough desert terrain. The course is mostly flat to mile 7, where runners are then confronted with a 6-mile 1200' climb. The last 13 miles are mostly downhill or flat with only a couple gentle rolling inclines.

Mesa Falls Marathon
 
4.8 (3 reviews)
Ashton, ID
August 26, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 150
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 300 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.25
Surface: Hybrid (50/50 Mix)
Certified: Yes

The Mesa Falls Marathon, held the fourth Saturday of August in Ashton, Idaho, is truly one of the 50 great Marathons in the nation. Beginning in the Targhee National Forest near the famous Upper Mesa Falls, the marathon route travels through wildlife laden woods to the town of Ashton offering the runner breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range and other beautiful landmarks.

Pocatello Marathon
 
4.8 (2 reviews)
Pocatello, ID
September 02, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 200
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

A point-to-point road race starting on Crestview Rd. at the top of the Buckskin Saddle (6,000' ASL) and finishing in Pocatello (4,500' ASL). The elevation drop over the entire course is approximately 1,500 feet. The first half drops approximately 1,400 feet, and the second half drops about 150 feet (though has 200 feet of climb as well).

Mount Laguna Trail Marathon
 
4.8 (1 reviews)
Mount Laguna, CA
November 06, 2016

Race Vitals

Participants: 100
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 3,350 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 4.00
Surface: Mostly Singletrack
Certified: No

The Mount Laguna Trail Marathon is sure to become one of Southern California's premier trail running events and offers finishers amazing race goodies including a high quality technical shirt, a celebratory local craft beer, and delicious, hot post race food. The course itself is a single loop of technical single-track with a total elevation gain of 3,358 feet. The first half runs high on the Pacific Crest Trail overlooking the Anza Borrego Desert and the second half will climb and descend Champagne Pass and tour the meadows surrounding Big Laguna Lake.

Utah Valley Marathon
 
4.6 (3 reviews)
Provo, UT
June 10, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,000
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 300 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Come run this June marathon in the beauty of Utah Valley. Rolling farm land, Deer Creek Reservoir, cascading waterfalls, and the Provo River will offer a scenic running adventure. There are also majestic mountains in all directions and the course offers ease for beginners and a potential PR for experts. The marathon race starts in beautiful Wasatch County (6,200' ASL) and ends near downtown Provo (4,600' ASL). Runners will be in close proximity to many national parks, and the race is only 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Canyon City Marathon
 
4.5 (1 reviews)
Azusa, CA
November 04, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,100
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 600 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Angeles National Forest to the foothills of Azusa. Featuring a smooth downhill slope (5,100' net elevation loss) and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL in Canyon City.

St. George Marathon
 
4.4 (5 reviews)
St. George, UT
October 07, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 5,500
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The St. George Marathon was rated by Runner's World as one of the four "Marathons to Build a Vacation Around" in the World, one of the 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons, and ranked in the Top 20 Marathons in the USA. The course is a point-to-point marathon that begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains (5,200' ASL) and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park. Runner`s World also listed it as the fastest fall marathon. It's a fun race indeed--and scenic.

Warrior Run Marathon
 
4.3 (1 reviews)
Kayenta, AZ
April 01, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 25
Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 3.50
Surface: Mostly Trail/Not-Paved
Certified: No

The Warrior Run Marathon route starts in Kayenta and is an out-and-back on Navajo Service Rte 6486 with a maximum altitude of 6,300' ASL.

Ogden Marathon
 
4.1 (2 reviews)
Ogden, UT
May 20, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,500
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Ogden Marathon is a point-to-point road race starting near Red Rock Outfitters Ranch (5,400' ASL) and finishing downtown at the historic 25th Street (4,300' ASL). The course is mostly on Highway 39 along the roaring Ogden River, and runs around Pineview Reservoir down onto the Ogden River Parkway. The course itself has a net elevation loss of 1,100' and is extremely fast.

Shiprock Marathon
 
4.1 (2 reviews)
Shiprock, NM
May 13, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 200
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Shiprock Marathon has become the largest marathon in the Four Corners and is the preeminent fitness event on the Navajo Nation. The course is a point-to-point road race from Red Valley (6,000' ASL) to Shiprock (4,900' ASL) with 1100' of downhill running. Excellent for a PR. The course mostly runs on Route 13 and passes by the spectacular Shiprock- the core of an ancient volcano- which is visible during most of the run.

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Difficulty Rating

Race Navigator created the Difficulty Rating scale to help runners quickly compare the difficulty between marathon courses. The scale is 0.0 to 5.0 with 0.0 being the easiest and 5.0 being the most difficult. A further explanation is below:

Rating Course Description
0 to 1 These courses are mostly downhill and very fast – excellent for PR/BQ’s.
1 to 2 A rating of “1” means the course is flat; closer to “2” you can expect small hills.
2 to 3 The course has moderate hills.
3 to 4 The course has substantial hills.
4 to 5 Very difficult course usually with technical terrain.

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