Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Road/Trail
Difficulty: 4 / 10
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Address: PO Box 548, Ashton, Idaho 83420
Filed Under: Running
The marathon consists of mostly flat terrain and some downhill. The starting line is a mile and a half above the Pole Bridge Campground off the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway or Highway 47 where runners will find beautiful scenery within a short distance from Yellowstone and Teton National parks.
The half marathon starts at 8:30 AM and begins just above Bear Gulch on Highway 47. The buses will leave at 7:45 AM from the High School parking lot and follow Highway 47 to the starting point. The course is well marked with aid stations throughout the race.
The finish is located at the Ashton City Park. There will be two separate finish chutes, one for Marathon racers and another for Half Marathon racers. A large sign will be posted near the finish directing runners into the appropriate finish chute. Food and drinks available at the finish line.
There will be an awards ceremony at 12:00 noon. A raffle drawing for all participants will immediately follow the awards ceremony. You need to be present to win raffle prizes.
Buses will leave the High School parking lot in Ashton at 5:15 AM to take runners to the start. Buses will follow the main highway (Hwy. 20) north and turn on the north end of the scenic loop road (Hwy. 47). This road is the first right turn after Harriman State Park. Follow Highway 47 four miles and turn left on Hatchery Butte Road. Support vehicles are welcome to drive runners to the start as well as follow runners along course where possible.