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Priest Lake Marathon and 50K

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Distance Ultra marathon

Rescheduled to 26 Sep 2020

Previous date: 09 May 2020

About Priest Lake Marathon and 50K

An off-pavement running adventure through the Panhandle National Forest. The scenery of a trail race, but on drivable dirt forest road with full course support like a road race. All runners beginner to elite love this course for its scenic trail run-like experience, but on the non-technical running surface of compact dirt Forest Service Roads. Run along the lakeshore of pristine Priest Lake, through groves of lush forest, huge old-growth cedar trees, and big views of the rugged Selkirk Mountains.

Media Views: "a perfect introduction to running on dirt. Fire roads are optimal trail running 101 material: They are wider than trails, generally well packed, and without the treacherous obstacles of large rocks and roots that trail runs can boast….the perfect in-between race"


Priest Lake Marathon

  • 42.195km

Priest Lake Half-Marathon

  • 21.097km

Priest Lake 5k

  • 5km

Priest Lake 25k

  • 25km

Priest Lake 50k

  • 50km


Aid Stations

Water and sports drink about every 2 miles all courses. Gel at mm 5,8,12,16,21 for the marathon, mm 8 for the half marathon and 25K. 50k has gel at mm 3,7,10,14,16,18,20,26,28 and 5 each food stations with various snack food like potatoes, pretzels, chips, candies, nutrition bars, coke etc..

Award Medals

All participants in the 13.1, 25K, 26.2 and 50K receive a technical fabric finisher shirt and medal featuring our international award winning design.


Hill's Resort

Priest Lake,us


Marathon course runs through the scenic Panhandle National Forest at Priest Lake Idaho. Mountain views and lush cedar forests give trail running adventure, but on wide dirt forest service roads with full support aid stations.


This course gives 26.2 runners some of the most scenic wilderness views anywhere! For the marathoner looking to ditch the pavement and get a trail run fix without taking off their beloved road running shoes, Priest Lake gives all the scenery of a trail race with lush cedar forests, lakeshore running, and big mountain views, but on compacted dirt forest road. Enjoy the scenery and focus on your run, not technical trail. Priest Lake has become a destination run for marathoners across the nation looking for an Idaho marathon to make thier 50 state goal, and our close proximity to the Canadian border makes it an easy choice for runners in nearby British Columbia and Alberta. An annual favorite for our Marathon Maniac friends! Get a Maniac discount and Maniac finisher medal lanyard.

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.