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Beat the Heat Marathon

Westminster, CO


Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 14, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 46°F (7°C)
Average High: 56°F (13°C)
Average Low: 35° F (1°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2017: 74 Finishers
2016: 42 Finishers
2015: 55 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 4.1%
2016: 0%
2015: 5.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The out-and-back Beat the Heat Marathon course starts on Big Dry Creek Trail and heads toward Standley Lake Regional Park. At about 2.5 miles runners begin four miles of the gravel trail and roads within the park. The course exits the park and travels west toward the south trailhead and the west turnaround.

After the west turnaround, runners skip the dogleg to return to Big Dry Creek Trail and follow it east for approximately 16 miles to the east turnaround.

The course is approximately 14 miles on asphalt and concrete and the rest on soft surfaces.


Marathon Rankings

The Beat the Heat Marathon was the 570th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 507th largest in 2015.

This year 4.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and no runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Beat the Heat Marathon the 496th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 252nd highest percentage so far in 2017.


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Elevation Chart

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Ratings & Reviews: None




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