The downhill Mt. Nebo Marathon course starts at approximately 9,300 feet and descends 4,600 feet to the finish at 4,700 feet.
The course starts at the top of Payson Canyon. The route continues down the canyon and finishes on the track at Legend fields.
Although the course is extremely downhill (net drop of 4.600 feet), the high course elevation may adversely affect most runners - especially those not acclimated to the altitude.
The Mt. Nebo Marathon was the 305th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 297th largest in 2015.
Last year 16.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Mt. Nebo Marathon the 75th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 142nd highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 92.60 ranks it as the 430th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th fastest course in Utah.
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 Mt. Nebo Marathon a PR Score of 92.60. This PR Score ranks it as the 427th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 13th fastest in Utah.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.