Saturday, June 10, 2017
Out and Back
Race Day Weather
45° F (7°C)
PR Score & Course Score
2017: 22 Finishers
2016: 23 Finishers
2015: 14 Finishers
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Known far and wide as one of the hardest and most rewarding marathons in North America, the Skagway Marathon has quite the reputation.
This 26-mile run climbs multiple hills as it traces its way through pristine Southeast Alaskan fjord coastline, through a glacially-carved valley, an enchanting Sitka Spruce wood, over the Taiya River tressle bridge, past numerous trickling streams, up West Creek Valley, before finally reaching a forest opening with a spectacular view of West Creek Glacier and breathtaking mountain peaks and alpine scenery.
The Skagway Full Marathon is difficult course that covers a variety of terrain, elevation gains and drop, and takes you from small historical town setting to tranquil wilderness. Although considered a road marathon this out and back race crosses over into trail territory with most of the rugged roads midway into the race. This course is very hilly so keep this in mind for your training.
The Skagway Marathon was the 653rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 652nd largest in 2015.
This year 22.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and no runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Skagway Marathon the 491st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 32nd highest percentage so far in 2017.
There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Skagway Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.
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