Full Marathon

Marathon (26.2 miles) 5,400 ft vertical climb

The 43km / 27 mile Marathon course has 5,400 elevation gain with a race high point of 8,550 feet. It encompasses changing terrain from forest to an exposed alpine environment. With aggressive hill climbs and a challenging down hill.

The course follows a well-marked single track. Starting and finishing at Oregon Gulch.  Heading south along the river via the Saddle Trail to Chocolate Gulch full aid Station. Heading up and over towards Fox Creek to a limited aid station you can view the course that lies ahead. On the steep incline up Oregon Gulch you will feel like you’re in your own private Idaho with unforgettable views of the high surrounding mountains towards Galena climbing towards the race highpoint of 8,550 feet.  There will be a limited aid station at East Fork of Baker Road, head down the road for one mile then turn at Curly’s for a steep descent to Easley Hot springs for a full Aid Station and turn around. Back up Curly’s and along East Fork of Baker Road for a different perspective. Past the limited Aid Station down Oregon Gulch staying left at Fox Creek Loop limited aid station along gentle terrain for a fast finish at Oregon Gulch.

Course map

Turn by Turn Directions

  • Start at Oregon Gulch
  • Run southwest on Saddle Trail.
  • Turn left onto Chocolate Gulch.
  • Keep left to take North Fork Loop.
  • Turn right onto Fox Creek Loop.
  • Run southwest on Fox Creek Loop.
  • Turn right onto Chocolate Gulch.
  • Turn left onto Oregon-Fox Connector.
  • Turn left onto Oregon Gulch
  • Run north on Oregon Gulch
  • Turn right onto East Fork of Baker Road.
  • Turn right onto Curly’s.
  • Run south on Curly’s.
  • Turn left onto East Fork of Baker Road.
  • Bear right to stay on East Fork of Baker Road.
  • Turn left onto Oregon Gulch
  • Bear left onto Oregon Gulch
  • Finish at Oregon Gulch

Elevation gain

Pre Race Meeting Registration

Friday 30th, 6pm at Limelight Hotel Silver Creek B Conference room . 151 South Main Street, Ketchum, ID 83340 (If you are coming from out of town and can not make it please email race director)

Race day meeting time 8:30am Oct 1st 2022

Everyone MUST board the complementary bus at 8am from Big Wood School, 100 Saddle Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340 (opposite YMCA Ketchum) Please don’t be late, we can’t wait for you.

There is a bathroom at Guy Coles Skate Park. There is very limited parking at Oregon Gulch, and we have an agreement with the Forest Service that we will only use 5 spaces at the trail head. You can get picked up and dropped off at Oregon Gulch.

The bus is a 71-seater and will operate at 50% capacity. The bus ride will take 10 minutes.

There will also be a shuttle to help get you back to Ketchum from the finish.

Start/ Finish at Oregon Gulch. There is a bathroom at the Trail Head, Aid Station & First Aid.

Start time 8:30am Marathon Runners

Make sure you are checked in or you will get a DNS (Did not start)

Bib number must be worn at all times, preferably on the front.

Aid stations Aid stations Mile 4.5, Mile 10, Mile 13.1, Mile 17.5, Mile 23, Mile 26.2

Providing energy food such as bananas, fitness bars, H20, isotonic drinks and Support

Thanks to Atkinsons Market, Tailwind and Wasatch Nectar.

Gear DropDuring the race as you warm up, you may drop extra clothes at mile 4.5 aid station. Please name your items beforehand and remember to collect all personal belongings at the Finish line.

CREWING IS PERMITTED ON LAST 3 MILES OF THE COURSE ALONG OREGON GULCH TRAIL TO FINISH LINE

Cut off time

Runners must pass Easley Hot Springs 20 miles in before 2:30pm A liberal cut off time of 8.5 hours has been set for Marathon participants to reach the finish line for an official finish. If the participant has not reached the finish line by that time 5pm. Help will be provided to reach the finish line and get home safe. If the participant refuses help and decides to go on without help.  He/she takes full responsibility for their actions. All runners must follow these instructions.

Photos Race photographer from Smileys Mountain Photo will be at mile 5 and finish to capture the moment, photos can be downloaded for free in low resolution from the website, prints and high-resolution digital copies can be purchased online.

Finish Runners will receive a free event T-Shirt and winners will receive a unique award. Over $1000 in prizes are up for grabs thanks to our great sponsors.

Awards will be given out at finish line.

Spot prizes will be awarded from Annelies Arnica, Limelight Hotel Lululemon .

Please visit Lululemon 191 North Main Street, Ketchum, ID, US, 83340 with your registration.

Our goal is to raise money for Higher Ground Website, 10% of proceeds will be donated to this worthy cause.

Kate Puddy the Membership and Fundraising Coordinator for the Wood River Trails Coalition. Will be at the pre race meeting. Wood River Trails Coalition is a trail stewardship organization working to create, maintain and sustain the trails in the Wood River Valley for all users. Please consider becoming a member Website

Legends Never Die operate under a special use permit from the US Forest Service.

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For those coming traveling to Ketchum

Athletes and Supporters receive 20% off all hotel bookings at the Limelight Hotel Use this link when bookinghttps://www.limelighthotels.com/ketchum#/booking/step-1?arrive=09%2F30%2F2021&depart=10%2F03%2F2021&promo=LNDM2