Priest Lake Marathon - Mother's Day Marathon, 50K, Half-Marathon, Family 5K
one block east of Inne at Priest Lake
Coolin, ID 83821
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This event offers a Marathon, Half Marathon and 50K!
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 their 50 state goal. An annual favorite for our Marathon Maniac friends!
Scenic and fun, this course offers 13.1 runners a trail race experience but on wide dirt forest service roads. Take on a wilderness challenge, but with your regular road running shoes, great aid stations, and post race fun. Course has an elevation gain loss of about 800′, with most of the up-hill at the 3 mile marker which past participants have named “The Hill at Hill’s”, enough of a run up to let you know you took on the mountains, then rolling downhills back to the lake. Mountain top views, run along the shore of pristine Priest Lake, then hang out to celebrate your day. The Half-Marathon has become a popular course for veteran and beginning runners and walkers who want a scenic trail run experience, but without the huge elevation gains or technical running of a full on trail run. Race, run, or walk the Priest Lake Mother’s Day Half-Marathon and celebrate the power of Mom!
This course offers runners looking to step up to the next distance level, trail run scenery and the challenge of the longer distance, but with a moderate elevation gain, 50k=2100′) compared to most full-on trail 50k runs, also with most of the gain in the first part of the race; the last 8 miles enjoys big downhills back to the lake. The 50k course is ideal for the athlete looking to take on the extra distance while focusing on their running and the beautiful scenery without technical trail. The 50k course follows most of the marathon course with an additional 4.8 mile out and back loop.