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OCTOBER 11, 2014
A USA TRACK & FIELD CERTIFIED
MARATHON COURSE

Come and experience a race like no other. The 3rd Annual Escalante Canyons Marathon offers wildly scenic vistas that will take your breath away. Experience the marathon of a lifetime on one of the worlds most beautiful highways.

THE MARATHON
The marathon starts near Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah (elev. 6300 feet).  The entire course is on Scenic Byway 12.  The course runs in a southwest direction and is mostly downhill until Mile 12, where the road crosses the Escalante River (elev. 5275).  It then turns northwest and is mostly uphill until Mile 18 (elev. 6200).  From Mile 18 on, the course is a gradual westward descent to the finish line in Escalante, Utah (elev. 5774 feet).
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THE 10-MILER
This race starts at the Head of the Rocks Scenic Overlook on Scenic Byway 12 and ends at the high school track in Escalante, Utah.  After an uphill start, the course runs mostly downhill until Mile 5.5, where it levels out to a series of flat stretches and rolling hills.  Like the marathon, the course runs first southwest, then northwest.
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