Marathon Map

The following map of the entire course is interactive and is linked to ridewithgps.com.  To achieve a full screen view of the map, click on “Veiw Full Route” in the upper left of the map image.  When viewing the interactive map, you can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:

  1. Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
  2. Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
  3. To return to the full graph, single click the “de-select” button.

Marathon Course Notes:

  1. The Start and Finish Lines for Marathon are located within the High Country Fairgrounds.
  2. The course is predominantly paved with 5 dirt/gravel road sections:
    • The first dirt/gravel section is Mile 1.9 – 3.3 and is a flat section (+ 40 ft gain) adjacent to Meatcamp Creek.
    • The second section of dirt/gravel road is Mile 4.2 – 4.3.
    • The third section (Mile 12.2 – 13.3) includes: Mile 12.2 – 12.9 uphill (+200 ft gain), followed by a downhill, Mile 12.9 – 13.3 (-185 ft loss).  This third section is mostly a small, tree covered lane, which follows a babbling brook.
    • The fourth section (Mile 16.8 – 17.0) is flat, adjacent to the New River.
    • The fifth section is a reverse of the first, along Meatcamp Creek (Mile 22.7 – 24.1, -40 ft loss).
    • The Start / Finish are on the packed gravel/dirt road of the High Country Fairgrounds.
  3. Race Flow:
    • Start – Mile 3.3: rolling (+200 ft / -200 ft) along the New River and Meatcamp Creek
    • Mile 3.3 – 6.4: includes 2 gradual ascents (Mile 3.3 – 4.0, Mile 4.5 – 5.5) and respective descents (+300 ft / -400 ft)
    • Mile 6.4 – 8.4: flat along the New River
    • Mile 8.4 – 10.2: ascent Mile 8.4 – 9.1 (+ 237 ft), followed by a long descent (- 293 ft)
    • Mile 10.2 – 12.2: flat along the New River
    • Mile 12.2 – 13.3: see notes above on dirt/gravel roads
    • Mile 13.3 – 17.1: flat along the New River, with a tour of the quaint historic hamlet of Todd
    • Mile 17.1 – 18.2: rolling (+140 ft / -120 ft) along the New River
    • Mile 18.2 – 20.4: flat along the New River
    • Mile 20.4 – 22.7: long ascent (1.6 miles, +300 ft), followed by long descent (0.7 miles, -180 ft)
    • Mile 22.7 – Finish: rolling (+200 ft / -200 ft) along Meatcamp Creek and the New River
  4. Support Stations: approximately every 2 miles.  Refer to the Race Day Logistics page for details.

 

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