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Idaho Falls Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 25 Jul 2020

About Idaho Falls Marathon

The scenic beauty of Eastern Idaho’s Upper Snake River Valley, filled with rolling rural hills and snow-capped mountains to the southeast, will be on display for runners at the annual running of Idaho Falls’ M.A.D. Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K race.

Called the “M.A.D.” Marathon in honor of Donny Osmond’s Make A Difference program — which provides seed funding to people around the country who want to start service projects for those in need in their local areas — the race is one that is geared toward beginner runners, the organizers say, without big hills and with as flat a course as is possible here in Idaho Falls.

The M.A.D. Marathon is a beautiful race course that begins in Wolverine Canyon, running through the foothills of Idaho Falls and ending in Idaho Falls at Snake River Landing North of Sunnyside Road.

Distances

Fun Run

  • 1.60934km

5K

  • 5km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Aid stations at miles: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26.2. Portable restrooms along the race route.Buses will leave race morning from designated pick up locations.

Award Medals

All participants receive a tech shirt, swag bag and finishing medal! Awards to the top 3 overall and in each age division in the marathon.

Refreshments

Electrolyte Drink will be at miles: 7, 11, 13, 19 & 23. Gels will be at miles: 7, 13, & 19. Fruit will be at miles: 11, 15, & 21

Start:

Wolverine Canyon

Idaho Falls,us

Finish:

Snake River Landing

Idaho Falls,us

Highlights

Marathon and Half Marathon will take you throughout the valley of the Grand Tetons. Just an hour from Yellowstone National Park, this run offers an extraordinary experience. Starting at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and finishing on the banks of the Majestic Snake River, this race offers the ease for beginners and a challenge for a PR for the seasoned runner.

Overview

Course begins at the Narrows in Wolverine Canyon (end of pavement) in Firth, Idaho. Course then descends west out of Wolverine canyon on wolverine road for 3 miles. At the bottom of the canyon the course bends around mountain then ascends northwest for 1/2 mile. From there the course heads west until the Snake River valley comes into view.  

Just after the 5 mile point the course turns right heading north on N 1100 E (Mountain View Rd.) passing the Goshen town site.The course then turns right at Monroe Rd. heading east about a mile to Jameston Rd. Then head North two miles on Jameston Rd  1200 North Rd. The halfway point of the Marathon is along this two mile stretch. 

Turn North on 5th Rd W for two miles then turn East on E 129 S for 1/2 mile and turn East on W 125 S for 12 mile to S 1st E.Stay on S 1st E for approximately 3 miles then going around the bend onto E 73rd S and then around the next bend heading North on S Holmes. Head north on S Holmes for  approximately 2.5 miles to Sunnyside Rd. Turn right on Sunnyside staying on the south side of the road on the running path.  

The course continues east  crossing Sunnyside to Sonora Dr then right on Oakhurst Ave winding around Shamrock Park Trail W, left on County Cork Ln, right onto Monaghan Ct, right onto Ridgecrest Dr., then left onto 25th Street crossing Holmes then south onto Higbee Ave right on Homestead Ln following it around to Hartert Dr.Right on South Boulevard and another right at Rogers St, heading through Tautphaus Park turn right on Fountainview Dr., left at Lilac Cir, left at Picnic Way, right at Soft Ball Dr,  right at Sunken Diamond Dr,  left at N Park Dr. , right onto Rollandet Dr to 17th Street! West on 17th across the Snake River to Pancheri and turn left on Milliagan Rd to the finish line at the corner of Milligan Rd and Pier View Dr.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.