Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 Mesa Falls Marathon
Frequently asked Questions (Packet Pick Up, Start Times, Ect.)
Friday before the race--packets can be picked up between 8:00am and 2:00pm near the Angler's Inn and 2:00pm to 9:00pm at the pre race dinner held at the Ashton Elementary School
Saturday, August 24, Race Day: Packets can be picked up at the bus loading area at the Ashton Elementary School prior to bus departure—Marathon 4:00-5:00 am, Half Marathon 6:30-7:30 am. A free runner’s breakfast will also be provided prior to bus departure.
The prerace dinner will be held at the Ashton Elementary School at the west end of Main Street from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on the Friday before the race. Families and guests are welcome.
Bus Transportation to the Start
The bus loading area is the Ashton Elementary School parking lot. The school is the first building on the south side of Main Street as you turn off Highway 20. It is directly across Highway 20 from Dave’s Jubilee Super Market.
Marathon bus leaves at: 5:15 am
Half Marathon bus leaves at: 7:45 am.
Vehicle parking will be available here as well--the finish line is only two blocks to the north.
A runner’s breakfast will be served at the Ashton Elementary School from 4:30 am until the Half Marathon bus departs at 7:45 am. The breakfast is free of charge to runners. Runners only please!
Directions to the Start:
Marathon: From Ashton, travel approximately 18.5 miles north on Highway 20. Approximately 1.5 miles north of the Osborn Bridge on the Henry’s Fork, turn right, (east) onto the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway (Highway 47). Proceed southeast four miles to the Hatchery Butte Road, turn left (east) and proceed approximately 5 miles on a gravel road to the starting point.
Half Marathon: From Ashton proceed east on Highway 47 for 5 miles. Follow the highway as it turns left (north) for another 7 miles to the Bear Gulch parking area.
Marathon: 6:30 am
Half Marathon: 8:30 am.
10K: 7:30 am.
5K: 8:00 am.
1 Mile: 8:15 am.
An early start option will be available to accommodate those marathon runners and/or walkers that may need or desire extra time to finish the race. If you would like this option, please let us know in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements. NO EARLY START FOR HALF MARATHON
USA TODAY : Amazing races to run before you die
Mesa Falls Marathon, Ashton, Idaho 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. "I often tell people that this is one of my favorite races," Galloway says. "It's a quieter, more humble, more honest experience. A runner's race. People come here to get together and run because it's something that they love to do—not to tick it off their bucket list." 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. Read Full Article
Photos from the 2013 Mesa Falls Marathon are now available
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2013 Results are in!
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Sad Day For The Marathon
For hundreds of our runners over the years, the aid station at the top of the hill coming up out of Warm River was a very welcome site for two reasons, One, because it signaled the end of the uphill climb, and two; because Jean Howell, the little white haired lady that manned the station,greeted all the runners with great enthusiasm. Sadly, following some health issues, she has passed away. While nothing else has changed with the race, somehow it just won't seem the same without her. Over the years, we had received many calls and thank you notes from runners commenting on our wonderful " Angel " at the top of the hill. She truly now is an angel, and will be greatly missed. Thank You Jean!
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Mesa Falls Marathon - Ashton, Idaho
Around 600 runners and countless volunteers combined to make the Mesa Falls Marathon a success year after year.
The Mesa Falls Marathon, held the fourth Saturday of August in Ashton, Idaho, is truly one of the 50 great Marathons in the nation. Beginning in the Targhee National Forest near the famous Upper Mesa Falls, the marathon route travels through wildlife laden woods to the town of Ashton offering the runner breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range and other beautiful landmarks.