Join Mesa Falls Marathon 2021
Nestled at the southern edge of the Yellowstone Caldera, is the small, rural community of Ashton, Idaho. Known as the "World’s Largest Seed Producing Area", Ashton has much more to offer both travelers and residents alike. Within easy driving distance to world-renowned attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Mesa Falls and Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Ashton welcomes nearly two million visitors each year as they travel through our area.
Resting at the junction of two Scenic Byways – Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and Teton Scenic Byway – all roads leading in to and out of Ashton are avenues of majestic scenic beauty. The numerous mountains, lakes, rivers, meandering streams, lush forests and open meadows draw sightseers and sportsmen year round.
With that being said, the Mesa Fall Marathon is the place to be!!
The Mesa Falls Marathon and Half Marathon races are point to point courses that begin in the Targhee National Forest near the headwaters of the Warm River and end in the city of Ashton, Idaho. The 10k, 5k and 1 mile races start and end in Ashton City Park.
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Many lodging alternatives in the area.
After Race Services
Showers are available at the Anglers Inn on Main street for $5. Towels are provided. Ask at the front desk. Each finisher will be given a coupon for a free huckleberry milkshake. These can be redeemed at 511 Main Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street (best milk shakes in the west!!)
Aid stations will be located approximately every 2 miles along both courses and will have PowerBar gels, Gu gels, Nutrigrain bars, Gatorade, Powerade, water, bananas, oranges, and sports lube. Extra clothing may be left at aid stations for transport back to the finish area. Please clearly mark any items left at the aid stations.
All finishers in both races will receive a finisher’s medallion. We award a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishing plaque, in five year age categories, in the Full Marathon, and the Half Marathon, Men and Women divisions.The age group breakdown goes as follows, 10 to 14 -15 to 19 - 20 to 24 - 25 to 29 - 30 to 34 - 35 to 39 , and so on. We also award four Masters runners, one for each race. That being said, we won't double dip on winners. The first place finisher in either race, or gender, regardless of age, is the overall winner, and will be awarded the first place trophy. If they happen to be a masters age runner, then the Masters plaque would then go to the second runner over forty in either race or gender. If the masters runner does happen to finish in the top three of his age group, the next three finishing runners would then be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.That also holds true for our four overall winners. Whatever age group they are in, they receive the overall winner plaque, and the next three finishers are awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We appreciate all of our runners, and want to award as many of them as possible for their effort.
There are no cutoff times for runners in either race. The course will remain open and race staff will remain at the finish area until the last runner has finished.
Refreshments including food and drinks will be provided in a special marked area for runners only.
Timing provided by Vector Timing Protest Period: Any runner who has an issue with his/her finish time or position, please contact the race director, or Vector Timing. We strive to have accurate results.
Bus Transportation to the Start: The bus loading area is the Ashton Elementary School parking lot. The school is the first building on the south side of Main Street as you turn off Highway 20. It is directly across Highway 20 from Dave's Jubilee Super Market.The first bus leaves for the start of the marathon at 5:00 a.m. with the last bus leaving at 5:20 a.m.The first bus for the Half Marathon will leave between 6:30-7:00 a.m. with the last bus leaving at 7:30 a.m.Vehicle parking is available around the Elementary School and side streets. The finish line is at the city park, which is only two blocks away, so some runners park down around the city park and then walk to the school to catch the bus. That makes their vehicle much closer to hobble to after the race, if needed!You may also drive to the starting line of either race. Support vehicles are welcome. We do divert the traffic around the first nine miles of the Full Marathon to keep down the dust. WE DO NOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION BACK TO THE STARTING LINE AREAS, RUNNERS NEED TO PROVIDE SUPPORT DRIVERS.
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