Mt. Nebo Marathon & Half Marathon

Location: Payson, Utah, USA
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016


The Mt. Nebo Marathon and Half Marathon is set on a beautiful course winding down the Payson canyon. The marathon is fairly new and only had a couple hundred runners in 2015, while the half marathon has over 1000 runners. Starting well up the canyon, both races boast a generous downhill and take place almost entirely within the canyon until the final mile finish into Payson, Utah. The marathon starts at an altitude of over 9000 feet and remains over 8000 feet for several miles before a steep descent. This provides spectacular views from high on the mountain ridge, followed by a descent through forest. To get a fast time and to prepare your quads, be sure to include some significant downhill workouts in your training. The marathon also includes a couple climbs of over 100 feet at high altitude.

Marathon

Number of finishers (2015 results): 200

Elevation
gain, net: -4505
gain, total: 808
loss, total: 5332
         
Altitude
lowest: 4767
highest: 9340
average: 7200

Half Marathon

Race Reports for Mt. Nebo Marathon


Mt. Nebo Half Marathon Recap - Sep 8, 2015

Overall, the race was fairly well-run. The road was not closed to traffic on the way down the canyon but there was very little traffic to worry about. The volunteers at the aid stations were very friendly and the finish line spread was quite nice. I had worked with ASEA to give all competitors their own personal 8 ounce bottle at the finish. I was happy to see so many runners undoubtedly trying it for the first time and being exposed to a product which has helped me run 55 marathons, 60 half marathons, numerous triathlons and adventures races all in the past 6 years. More importantly, even though I knew the last marathon was an aberration, it was good to have a fast race as my last race run. Knowing what you can do, and having done it, are two different sides of the story. Now I must simply build on that for the remainder of the fall season and see what can happen as the weather finally, or hopefully, starts to cool down a touch.

Race Report: Mt. Nebo Marathon - Sep 8, 2015

Overall, the Mt. Nebo Marathon was a great experience. There were some small hiccups with the organization, but nothing that really bothered me or would keep me away from going back again. I loved the course — for its amazing scenery and its unique elevation profile. And I was overjoyed to finally qualify for Boston. Of course, now I just have to wait to see if I actually make the Boston cutoff…

Other Marathons in Utah

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Oct 10, 2015, SatEscalante Canyons MarathonEscalanteM: 94
Mar 19, 2016, SatSand Hollow MarathonHurricaneM: 114
May 21, 2016, SatTimp Trail MarathonOremM: 101 HM: 166
May 21, 2016, SatZions Bank Ogden MarathonOgdenM: 2162 HM: 3833M: -1142 HM: -1142
May 21, 2016, SatHuff to Bluff MarathonBlandingM: 32 HM: 47
Jun 11, 2016, SatBear Lake MarathonGarden CityM: 184 HM: 209M: -1 HM: -1
Jun 11, 2016, SatUtah Valley MarathonProvoM: 1145M: -1459
Jul 25, 2016, MonDeseret News Classic MarathonSalt Lake CityM: 329 HM: 592
Jul 30, 2016, SatTimpanogos Half MarathonAmerican Fork HM: 1328 HM: 1767
Jul 30, 2016, SatMorgan Valley MarathonMorganM: 90 HM: 206M: 0 HM: 0
Aug 16, 2016, TueSkyline Mountain MarathonOgdenM: 51 HM: 87
Sep 6, 2016, TueLittle Grand Canyon MarathonPriceM: 59 HM: 88
Sep 11, 2016, SunMid Mountain MarathonPark CityM: 213M: -1200
Sep 17, 2016, SatHuntsville Utah MarathonHuntsvilleM: 408 HM: 908M: -3807
Sep 17, 2016, SatTop of Utah MarathonLogan HM: 1234M: -1094
Oct 1, 2016, SatSt. George MarathonSt. GeorgeM: 5485
Oct 8, 2016, SatLayton MarathonLaytonM: 86 HM: 200
Oct 15, 2016, SatSoJo MarathonSouth JordanM: 180 HM: 411
Oct 22, 2016, SatHaunted Half ProvoProvo HM: 1672 HM: -1071
Nov 6, 2016, SunMoab Trail MarathonMoabM: 509 HM: 842M: -11 HM: 2
Apr 22, 2017, SatSalt Lake City MarathonSalt Lake CityM: 704M: -611
Sep 9, 2017, SatBig Cottonwood MarathonSalt Lake CityM: 1265 HM: 2502M: -5204 HM: -2894

Other Marathons in Within ~1 Week of Mt. Nebo Marathon

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Aug 27, 2016, SatSelf-Transcendence MarathonNyack, New YorkM: 50
Aug 27, 2016, SatNM Parks Series - Sugarite MarathonSugarite Canyon State Park, New MexicoM: 26 HM: 32
Aug 28, 2016, SunDiablo Trail MarathonClayton, CaliforniaM: 29 HM: 124
Aug 28, 2016, SunNM Parks Series - Eagle Nest Marathon & Half-MarathonEagle Nest State park, New MexicoM: 15 HM: 23
Aug 30, 2016, TueNebraska State Fair MarathonGrand Island, NebraskaM: 159 HM: 377
Sep 3, 2016, SatJackson Hole MarathonJackson Hole, WyomingM: 151 HM: 194
Sep 3, 2016, SatTurtle MarathonRoswell, New MexicoM: 22 HM: 60
Sep 3, 2016, SatPocatello MarathonPocatello, IdahoM: 350M: -1550
Sep 3, 2016, SatMarquette MarathonMarquette, MichiganM: 299 HM: 335
Sep 4, 2016, SunLake Michigan MarathonCudahy, WisconsinM: 107 HM: 201
Sep 6, 2016, TueHeartland MarathonOmaha, NebraskaM: 84 HM: 290 HM: 0
Sep 6, 2016, TueLittle Grand Canyon MarathonPrice, UtahM: 59 HM: 88
Sep 7, 2016, WedMount Nittany MarathonState College, PennsylvaniaM: 117M: 1700
Sep 7, 2016, WedMinocqua No Frills MarathonMinocqua, Wisconsin
Sep 7, 2016, WedLogan View Raider Run & Half MarathonHooper, NebraskaM: 25 HM: 20
Sep 7, 2016, WedAmerican Discovery Trail MarathonColorado Springs, ColoradoM: 346 HM: 347
Sep 7, 2016, WedTupelo MarathonTupelo, MississippiM: 6 HM: 6
Sep 7, 2016, WedThe Kauai MarathonPoipu Beach Kauai, HawaiiM: 256 HM: 1129
Sep 7, 2016, WedRocky Mountain High-est Leadville MarathonLeadville, ColoradoM: 5 HM: 5
Sep 8, 2016, ThuStanky Creek MarathonBartlett, TennesseeM: 13 HM: 47
Sep 8, 2016, ThuHeart of America MarathonColumbia, MissouriM: 162
This race IS a Boston Marathon Qualifier
Distances at this Race

Marathon
Half Marathon

Contact info for Mt. Nebo Marathon
Link to marathon website

info@runtasticevents.com
801-722-5106