Saturday, June 4, 2016 • Rexburg, ID • Course Map
An out-and-back race that takes runners on a commemorative tour of the site of the famous Teton Dam break, which inundated the nearby town of Rexburg in 1976, the Teton Dam Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay offers views of beautiful scenery, quaint towns and farmland and wide expanses of open spaces.
Runners start the USATF-certified course along 1st Street next to Rexburg’s Smith Park, and from there head out on a clockwise loop route that winds along paved country roads and tree-lined streets in the city.
The race will take runners twice over the Teton River, first between mile markers 2 and 3, and then again a second time around the mile 4 marker. The first five miles or so of the course are very flat and fast, and then between miles 5 and 6, the elevation begins climbing, rising about 300 feet between the lowest and highest points in the race.
Race organizers encourage runners planning on this race to include hill training in their preparations, as the course’s gentle, rolling hills meet runners late in the race. The event usually host a small field of runners, which past participants say adds to its personal, intimate charm.
Race Weather & Climate
Weather conditions in the Rexburg area tend to be cool to moderately warm in the summer months, as June is the city’s rainiest month of the year. Record temperatures here during the month have fallen as low as 29 degrees (in 1998) to as high as 102 degrees (in 1988).
On race day (June 4), the average low is 44ºF and the average high is 74ºF.
- 2015 Teton Dam Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Teton Dam Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Teton Dam Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Teton Dam Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Teton Dam Half Marathon Results
- 6:30 AM – full marathon
- 7:30 AM – half marathon
- 8:00 AM – 10K
- 8:30 AM – 5K
- $65 for the half marathon, if registered by May 7, 2016
- $75 between May 8 – June 2
- $85 on race weekend
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of Rexburg’s Teton Dam Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 10K or 5K race, register online at ChronoTrack.com here.
Official Race Website
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