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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.92
Course Score: 98.92

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 192 Finishers
2015: 260 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 12.5%
2015: 6.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**2017 Course has Changed Due to Flooding - Course on our website has been updated**

Except for a few sections on roads, the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon course mostly follows the paved Boise Greenbelt Trail along the Boise River.

The course starts south of Boise at Lucky Peak Lake (elevation 2831 feet) and then travels along the river with a net downhill to the turnaround point on Garrett St. (elevation 2600 feet). The course then follows the same path for approximately seven miles of slight uphill grade to the finish at Ann Morrison Park (elevation 2681 feet).


Marathon Rankings

The Famous Idaho Potato Marathon was the 278th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 238th largest in 2015.

Last year 12.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon the 135th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 307th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 98.92 ranks it as the 200th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Idaho.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon a PR Score of 98.92. This PR Score ranks it as the 142nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Idaho.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 2894 feet (882m)
Min Elevation: 2701 feet (823m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Famous Idaho Potato Marathon

5 Stars from 2 Reviews



review of 2016 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


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




review of 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Small marathon, fast, fairly flat course along the Boise River greenbelt.

Race Tips

Must dodge walkers/strollers out on the greenbelt

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

Easy to reach location in downtown Boise



Finish Time Equivalent

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