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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 40° F (4°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.14
Course Score: 97.14

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: No Results
2016: 65 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: 0%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Monument Marathon is downhill point-to-point course with approximately 20% on dirt roads. The moderately high elevation (3900-4600 feet) may affect some runners not acclimated to elevation as will the unpaved portions of the course.

The course begins with a significant downhill grade for nearly five miles and flattens out as the course nears mile 13. After the halfway point, the course rises through Mitchell Pass and around Scotts Bluff National Monument.

The remainder of the course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. The race finishes through town.

The course starts at 4,600 feet and finishes at 4.000 feet.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.

In 2016, no finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 479th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.14 ranks it as the 380th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Nebraska.

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 Monument Marathon a PR Score of 97.14. This PR Score ranks it as the 332nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Nebraska.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 4609 feet (1405m)
Min Elevation: 3873 feet (1180m)


Recent Monument Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Monument Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful scenery, challenging course. Mostly pavement except approximately 6 miles on dirt.

Race Tips

First 4 miles are down hill, mile 13-15 are significant up hill, plan accordingly.

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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