As the details under the RACE INFO tab suggest, this race is located near Liberty. But the liberation only begins there, and will continue for the next 26.2 miles as you take one step at a time up the punishing, unforgiving, and ridiculously beautiful trail. You’ll ride the pain and exhilaration like a sadistic roller coaster all the way across the Ben Lomond Trail, up and over a highpoint of 8,743 feet, then down into the Eden Valley, before hitting the homestretch along the shimmering shores of Pineview Reservoir. All told, it’s nearly a mile each of vertical ascent and descent. Don’t believe us? Check out the MAP.
The marathon course starts with a 6 mile climb up the Ben Lomond trail, to the ridge line where it will connect to the Skyline trail. From there runners will head southeast toward the North Ogden Divide, the start line of the Half. From the North Ogden Divide the course will point uphill again and painful up it is. In a little more that 2.5 mile you will climb 1625 ft. The course follows the Southern Skyline Trail to the Wind Surfer Beach where it will connect to the Pineview trail and follow the shoreline of Beautiful Pineview Reservoir. The finish line will be located in the heart of Eden Utah at the Eden Park.