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August 24th, 2019 | Ashton, Idaho

Press and Publications

Sad Day For The Marathon

Jean Howell

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.

One of the 50 Great U.S. Marathons

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This article originally appeared in the May/June issue of Marathon & Beyond magazine. Published here with permission. For more information on Marathon & Beyond, visit

Runners Recap

Small Town Marathon: An Exercise in Life

On August 25th 2007 in Ashton Idaho, I realized that the sport of running is more than just racing. It didn’t start out this way, I always wanted to beat my best time, but somehow, it didn’t seem to matter in this race. From the very beginning, this race was something special and seemed to create its own Nirvana.

National Renown: Ashton Marathon in magazine

This article originally appeared in the May 31, 2007 issue of the Standard Journal Vol. 119, No. 108.

National Renown: Ashton marathon in magazine.

Ashton - Organizers of small-town events appreciate any publicity. So the organizers of the Mesa falls Marathon are pretty happy right now.

The marathon and its virtues are featured in a current issue of a national marathon runners magazine, the bimonthly Marathon & Beyond publication.