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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 69°F (20°C)
Average High: 82°F (27°C)
Average Low: 56° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 92.66
Course Score: 96.39

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: No Results
2016: No Results

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**2016 PA Grand Canyon Marathon Cancelled**

The 2015 PA Grand Canyon Marathon has been rescheduled to be run as two half-marathons due to PennDOTís road construction in the area.

The marathon will return in 2016.

The PA Grand Canyon start and finish lines are located in Colton Point State Park. The course is an out-ann-back route along the west rim of the canyon. The turnaround point is at Bradley Wales.

A little over 5 miles of the course surface is paved, but most is graded, hard packed gravel. It is a road, not a technical trail, just not asphalt for the most part.

Marathon Rankings

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

Its Course Score of 96.39 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Pennsylvania.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the PA Grand Canyon Marathon a PR Score of 92.66. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Pennsylvania.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1831 feet (558m)
Min Elevation: 1515 feet (461m)


Recent PA Grand Canyon Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2014 PA Grand Canyon Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


This was a challenging, but beautiful course. I was expecting it to be hilly, but didn't realize just how hilly. Very nice shirts & medals.

Race Tips

It's pretty remote, so definitely recommend bringing your own water on course. I only saw 1 port-a-potty on the course.

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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