Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Trail
Difficulty: 6 / 10
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Address: 600 Meier, Spearfish, SD 57783
Filed Under: Running
The Deadwood - Mickelson Trail Marathon is a point to point course, beginning in the hamlet of Rochford, proceeding 1.1 miles past the Little Brown Church in the Vale; the University of Rochford; the sMall of America, past the Fire Station 4/10 of a mile. At this point, the course makes a U-turn onto the Mickelson Trail. The next 11.6 miles are an uphill grade of no more than 3%, to the highest point on the course? 6100?. From there to mile 19.4 is mostly downhill, again at no more than 3%. From 19.4 to 20, there is a serious downhill... it\'s runable, but you have to be careful not to become a \"runaway.\" From 20, to the end of the trail at 24.8 miles the course is either downhill or flat. From 24.8 to the finish is on pavement. As you turn on to Main Street at about mile 26, in historic Deadwood you\'ll feel as though you have stepped back in time! The finish line is now in sight? This is a course you\'ll never forget!
The Half Marathon is also a point to point course, starting at the 13.1 mile mark of the full marathon, and follows the marathon course described above, finishing at same spot on Main Street.
Fly into Rapid City, South Dakota. (call Bev at 1800 658 2247)
Deadwood is located off of I-90 on SR 14/SR 385