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Salmon Marathon

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Distance Marathon

About Salmon Marathon

The beautiful mountain town of Salmon, Idaho is proud to be home to the Salmon Marathon.

This race is highly recommend, It lacks for nothing, except for big crowds – if you’re into that kind of thing. The finish in the city park by the river is excellent, providing a chance to soak your legs in cold water after the run to kick-start recovery.

The Marathon course is USATF certified and qualifying results will be submitted to the Boston Marathon. The race is subject to the guidelines and restrictions associated with that endorsement.


Salmon Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Salmon Marathon

  • 42.195km


Aid Stations

There are 13 official aid stations that will feature HEED as the sport drink along with water, first aid and fruit. Local ranch families, Old Lemhi Road residents and Salmon Savages High School Clubs will man other stations along the route.

Award Medals

Awards will be given to the overall man and woman finisher and the top three finishers in each age group.


The Marathon will be chipped timed.


Tendoy School





Your adventures are only limited by time and imagination. Salmon is a historic and adventure filled destinations.

Runners will have a view of the Salmon River at the end of the Race.

Float the famous "River of No Return" - the Salmon River. Whether you enjoy quietly drifting along pristine waters or a rough and tumble white water rollercoaster ride, the Salmon River offers it all.

Or visit the Lemhi County Historical Museum.


The race is a scenic point-to-point course that starts in Tendoy, Idaho. Tendoy, for you history buffs, is the birthplace of Sacajawea, the Agaidika Shoshone woman, who with her infant child accompanied Lewis and Clark on their historic journey to the Pacific and back.

The course follows the Old Lemhi Road as it winds along the Lemhi River west onto Main Street and into Salmon. After crossing the Salmon River at the end of Main Street, runners will turn left into Island Park and the finish line.

Approximately 21 miles of the course is dirt or gravel and dirt surface. The last five miles are on pavement. There are three short stretches along the dirt road that are paved.

There are two short hills on the course, the first hill after mile 7 and the second hill after the half marathon point. Runners are rewarded with nice downhills after both climbs.

The remainder of the course is gently rolling, but generally downhill. This is a fast course. Your legs won't feel it, but your time will reflect it.

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.