Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4.4
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
3.8
Experience the Pocatello Marathon – Running The Gap!  A fast, scenic course awaits you. Great late summer running weather. High percentage of field runs a Boston Qualifying time. The finish line is the same for each event: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. The marathon start is on Crestview Rd. … MORE
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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '19

    good little race - beautiful scenery - flat - no expo - headquarters hotel was a dump - not much swag - bad t-shirt - loved the people and Pocatello! MORE

    good little race – beautiful scenery – flat – no expo – headquarters hotel was a dump – not much swag – bad t-shirt – loved the people and Pocatello!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    runvirginia FIRST-TIMER '19

    The good: * easy logistics from host hotel * easy, short bus ride/bus loading process * bib pick up was easy * swag is nice--high-quality long sleeve tech T, duffle … MORE

    The good:
    * easy logistics from host hotel
    * easy, short bus ride/bus loading process
    * bib pick up was easy
    * swag is nice–high-quality long sleeve tech T, duffle bag, medal
    * 2nd to last water stop doused me with cool water
    * small race, most participants quite friendly and willing to chat
    * course was quite direct point-to-point, nice downhill for 13 miles.
    * wore compression shorts so quads didn’t suffer quite as much as in Revel Mt. Charleston
    * Pocatello is super easy to navigate–once you’re there! I flew in to SLC, which was also easy to navigate.
    * I love a Saturday race.

    Less awesome:
    * Back of packers are in a lot of sun/heat at end. I finished in 5:49
    * I saw no one from mile 23 to 26, other than water stops–mentally very tough.
    * I got terrible sleep for the two nights before the race, which affected my performance.
    * Fri before holiday weekend=traffic on I-15.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    BrooklandRunner FIRST-TIMER '11

    Starting in the dark, talking to the Boston runner near me, watching the sun rise over the landscape, the uphill turnaround around mile 7, holding true to pace, mile 14 … MORE

    Starting in the dark, talking to the Boston runner near me, watching the sun rise over the landscape, the uphill turnaround around mile 7, holding true to pace, mile 14 the women’s winner passed me but I stayed and chatted with her until 17, the self doubt around mile 20, the hill climb as runners were walking, composing myself at mile 23 and knowing I could run ten minute miles and qualify, “BQ coming through, thank you!” the last three miles, the final sprint knowing I would qualify and the euphoria of finishing with “Thank you, Idaho!”

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    dsbland FIRST-TIMER '17

    The Pocatello Marathon is a race that I have looked forward to running for quite some time. I have heard a ton of good things about the race and the … MORE

    The Pocatello Marathon is a race that I have looked forward to running for quite some time. I have heard a ton of good things about the race and the town of Pocatello and all of the good things turned out to be true. Unfortunately, the few bad things I had heard also turned out to be true. This is a really small race, less than 200 in the full marathon. The race director and volunteers do an awesome job of putting the swag bags together, and the bag itself is really nice with a long sleeve shirt that was a good fit for me. Getting through packet pickup is a breeze and the pasta dinner was pretty good as well. They had a really interesting speaker at the pasta dinner as well which made it a fun evening the night before the race. The race itself started with a short, early morning bus ride from the host hotel to a small red barn located at about 6200′ of elevation. There were plenty of potties at the start line as well as a very interested donkey, horse, and goat who came out to see us off. The first half of the course was fantastic and watching the sun rise at around mile 4 was amazing. There were several really severe downhills in the first half that would take a heavy toll on the quads later in the race. The first half had plenty of mountain scenery to see as we sped downhill, and there were enough twists and turns to keep things plenty interesting. At about mile 14, we turned out of the mountain scenery and onto a highway with one lane coned off for us to run on. The course continued on that highway for the next 10 miles without a single turn. We were completely exposed to the sun with 3 active lanes of fairly continuous traffic from mile 14 until mile 24. The scenery also changed from the beautiful mountain trees to blacktop highway, cars, and industrial areas. The combination of sun, vehicle exhaust, and boredom combined to make the 2nd half a long slog. This was a bad day for me, and I struggled severely through the 2nd half. However, the race itself is extremely well run and the people who run it do an excellent job. I really enjoyed my time in Pocatello and greatly appreciated the effort that is put into this event. I wish the 2nd half had been as interesting as the first, but I should have put more effort into preparing for this course and it would have made my experience much different.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    s_bartlett80 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Ran #PocatelloMarathon today, w some of my fave 50 Staters and #MarathonManiacs. This Race Director & his team put on an Awesome Race. Not too big, scenic, great support, nice … MORE

    Ran #PocatelloMarathon today, w some of my fave 50 Staters and #MarathonManiacs. This Race Director & his team put on an Awesome Race. Not too big, scenic, great support, nice weather, unique perks – including a nice shoulder pack & bag of potatoes, great pictures package pricing w pre-pay, very nice post – race meal/Sizzlers, nice age group awards-3 deep, I can’t say enough, state 37 for me, and now one of my top 3 races.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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