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Pocatello Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K |5K | Kid’s Run
August 31 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 6:00 am on the first Saturday of September, repeating until September 2, 2023
This is an annual event held on Labor Day weekend.
The start is on Crestview Rd. at the top of the Buckskin Saddle. Click for a map of the certified course. Times on this course can be used as qualifying times for Boston and New York Marathons.
The elevation drop over the entire course is approximately 1,550 feet. The first half drops approximately 1,400 feet, and then the second half only drops about 150 feet. Don’t go out too fast during the first half of the course, your quadriceps will be very unhappy and they will let you know it late in the race. Pace yourself during the first half and make sure to do some downhill training if possible.
Half Marathon – 10K – 5K
The half marathon start is at the north end of Inkom Road. It is the second half of the marathon course. It has two medium hills but drops about 150 feet in elevation from start to finish.
The 10K start is on Old Highway 91 just before the Gap – near W Blackrock Road. It is also mile 20 of the marathon. The course has one medium up-hill near the start but overall drops about 50 feet in elevation.
The 5k start is at the Idaho Grain Inspection Services 6702 S 5th Avenue. This course drops about 100 feet with very subtle rolling hills.
6:13 am Wheelchair/Handcycle Marathon Start
6:15 am Marathon Start
7:55 am Wheelchair/Handcycle Half Marathon Start
8:00 am Half Marathon Start
8:40 am Wheelchair/Handcycle 10K Start
8:45 am 10K Start
8:55 am Wheelchair/Handcycle 5K Start
9:00 am 5K Start
10:30 am For Kids “2” (0.2 miles) Start – 11 years old and younger
Immediately following finish of 0.2 mile is the 1 mile Start – 18 years old and younger
PLEASE NOTE: Due to road closures and detours ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST RIDE THE BUSES – NO PERSONAL VEHICLES ALLOWED AT THE START LINES. Transportation will be provided to the starting line. Duffel bags will be provided at the Race Packet Pickup to each person who registers. These duffel bags will be marked with your bib number and name. Use these duffel bags to place extra clothes that you are wearing to the start or want at the finish line. We will have a gear check in location at the start of each event. The checked gear will be transported to the finish line while you are running. A gear pick up location will be available in the finish line area. You MUST present your bib to receive the checked gear – each person checking in a bag needs to check the bag back out – no picking up multiple bags. There is no parking at the starting areas and due to road closures and detours you may not even be able to drive near the starting areas so use the provided transportation.
Buses will leave PROMPTLY at the times indicated – so be on the bus early.
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.