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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, May 19, 2018
2017: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.23
Course Score: 97.23

Race Size

2017: 1,069 Finishers
2016: 1,561 Finishers
2015: 2,162 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 13.2%
2016: 6.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Ogden Marathon course starts at an elevation of 5400 feet. The first half of the course is on open roads and drops approximately 400 feet.

The second half of the course travels around Pineview Reservoir (minor uphill) and drops into Ogden Canyon following the Ogden River. The race ends in downtown Ogden at an elevation of 4300 feet after losing 1100 total feet in elevation.

Although the Ogden Marathon is a fast course, it does start at an elevation of 5400 feet and averages about 4900 feet for the entire course. This may adversely affect those not acclimated to elevation and contributes to a lower course score. Despite this it does provide an excellent opportunity for a PR or Boston Qualifier (BQ).

Marathon Rankings

The Ogden Marathon was the 78th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 58th largest in 2016.

Last year 13.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Ogden Marathon the 133rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 336th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.23 ranks it as the 370th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th 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 Ogden Marathon a PR Score of 97.23. This PR Score ranks it as the 321st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Utah.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5401 feet (1646m)
Min Elevation: 4291 feet (1308m)


Recent Ogden Marathon Reviews

4.5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2016 Ogden Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


The course is the most beautiful and scenic course I have run in my 9 marathons. It could potentially be a very fast course if you have better luck with the weather than the past 3 years. 2014-2016 have all had very rough weather with this past year being the worst conditions I have ever run in. 25 mph winds with 40+ mph gusts and 44 degrees with over a half inch of rain for the day. Over 1000 people did not finish because of the weather. However the things the race could control were done very well. Aid workers, shuttles, finish line party, beer garden and community support were all great.

Race Tips

The second half is very downhill and could allow you to negative split the race if you don't go out too fast. Once you are in the canyon you can cruise to the finish pretty easily.

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

review of 2013 Ogden Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Scenic course. Great downhill course.

Race Tips

Prepare for all weather conditions

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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