The Bear Lake Idaho Marathon is part of a three day series with one race each in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
The course is about 80% dirt road. It travels past the scenic Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, through the small farming town of Dingle, Idaho and loops around marshes and pastures before returning through Dingle and finishing on the beach at Bear Lake Hot Springs.
The Bear Lake Idaho Marathon was the 486th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 320th largest in 2015.
Last year no finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Bear Lake Idaho Marathon the 488th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 349th highest percentage in 2015.
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Max Elevation: 6045 feet (1842m) Min Elevation: 5928 feet (1807m)
No course elevation available at this time.
Ratings & Reviews for the Bear Lake Idaho Marathon
5 Stars from
EMR's review of 2012 Bear Lake Idaho Marathon.
Companion race to Bear Lake Utah where runners run the northern half of the lake mainly in Idaho. 50 staters can do this race on Friday then run Utah on Saturday. Super flst until final 10K when you can some hills on the eastern side of lake.
Limited support for this race which means water stops every 3 miles so you should bring a bottle to fill up. The wait post race for the shuttle can be a while but we soaked out legs in Bear lake to pass the time. Cold for the early (6:00 am ) start and still cool by the end. Super scenic race!