The marathon typically brings out close to 700 runners, some from different states across the country. One of the reasons runners come from far and wide is because of the gorgeous scenery and unique terrain.
About the Mesa Falls Marathon:
– The course record for the full marathon is two hours, 38 minutes, held by Pat Bragassa.
– The marathon awards a first, second and third place finishing plaque, in five-year age categories, in the full marathon, and men and women divisions in the half marathon.
– USA Today wrote the following about the race:
“Skip the crowds — and the hassle — of big, classic tourist races and sink into the easygoing pace and welcoming feel of a small-town course. … In Mesa Falls, breathe in a beautiful, downhill course through lonely farmland and rushing springs, share a well-deserved handshake with the (“fantastic”) organizers at the finish line, and chat with locals over a huckleberry milkshake from the local drugstore’s soda counter. No wait or reservation necessary.”
(Source: http://www.usatoday.com – “Amazing Races to Run Before You Die”, Sept. 2013)
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