Pocatello Marathon

Pocatello Marathon

 
4.8 (2 reviews)

Pocatello, ID
September 02, 2017

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).

Race Reviews: 2
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
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If anyone is looking to set a personal-best in Idaho, this is the race. The first half of the course is all downhill and FAST. That said, I only gave the course 4-out-of-5 stars because the second half is rather tedious and boring. I'd personally like to see some twists and/or turns to break-up the monotony.

Overall though, this course has excellent race directors who really pay attention to detail. Everything from the expo, to the starting line, to porta-potties, to food, to post-race, to swag is top-notch. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area!
Overall Rating:
 
4.7
Course:
 
4.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Ashley Hendricks on 5/1/2014
Racing Experience: 5 - 10 Marathons
Location: Bozeman, MT

Review: If anyone is looking to set a personal-best in Idaho, this is the race. The first half of the course is all downhill and FAST. That said, I only gave the course 4-out-of-5 stars because the second half is rather tedious and boring. I'd personally like to see some twists and/or turns to break-up the monotony.

Overall though, this course has excellent race directors who really pay attention to detail. Everything from the expo, to the starting line, to porta-potties, to food, to post-race, to swag is top-notch. I highly recommend it to anyone in the area!

It's hard to say anything wrong about this great small-town race. And you can't beat the 1500' of downhill in the first half. I logged my second BQ here and I couldn't be happier with the overall organization/logistics.
Overall Rating:
 
5.0
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Tim Voller on 4/4/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Rock Springs, WY

Review: It's hard to say anything wrong about this great small-town race. And you can't beat the 1500' of downhill in the first half. I logged my second BQ here and I couldn't be happier with the overall organization/logistics.

Elevation Profile


Course Vitals

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

Gender Distribution


Total Number of Participants: 200

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 39

New York 12

 

Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 17.7%

New York 5.5%


Note: Data based off of 2016 race results