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Mesa Falls Marathon

The Mesa Falls Marathon and Half Marathon races are point to point courses that begin in the Targhee National Forest near the headwaters of the Warm River and end in the city of Ashton, Idaho. The 10k, 5k and 1 mile races start and end in Ashton City Park.

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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.