Race Info

The Grand Valley Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K are made possible by Mammoth Marathons. We are a Non-Profit Organization made up of three race directors and many volunteers. These races were designed to  encourage the whole family to come and participate in a great day of activity, regardless of their interest or running ability.

Date

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cost

5K:  $23

10K:  $32

Half Marathon:  $43

Marathon:  $55

All event prices increase $5 After January 12, 2014 and another $5 2 weeks before event and another $5 for race day registration.

Please note that we offer no refunds, but we will offer a free transfer to next years event if notified 2 weeks before the event.

Start Times

Marathon - 6:30 am

Half Marathon - 7:00 a.m.

10K - 7:30 am

5K - 7:45 am

Event Details

The Grand Valley Races allow runners to see some of the most historic and scenic areas in the Grand Valley. Runners get to run along the Colorado River, the base of the Grand Mesa (largest flat-topped mesa in the world), the historical town of Palisade and the famous blooming orchards.

 

Marathon Course

View Course Map The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. On this up-and-back course, starting in the historic city of Palisade and running along the river until the bridge at mile 2. The course then runs along the base of the Grand Mesa and through the orchards and vineyards to the turnaround point. For the most part, this course gradually ascends and descends throughout the race. There is a hill on mile 4 that climbs 195 ft. as you ascend a scenic overlook of the Grand Valley, but whatever it takes from you will be returned on mile 21. The aid stations are marked on the course map and will start at mile 3 and will be about every 2 miles apart. There will be port a-potties along the course and at the start/finish lines.

 

Half Marathon Course

View Course Map The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. On this up-and-back course, you start in the historic city of Palisade and run along the river until the bridge at mile 2. The course then runs along the base of the Grand Mesa for a couple of miles until you hit the orchards and wineries to the turnaround point. For the most part, this course gradually ascends and descends throughout the race. There is a hill on mile 4 that climbs 195 ft. as you ascend a scenic overlook of the Grand Valley, but whatever it takes from you will be returned on mile 8. The aid stations are marked on the course map and will start at mile 3 and will be about every 2 miles apart. There will be port a-potties along the course and at the start/finish lines.

 

10K Course

View Course Map

The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. On this up-and-back course, you start in the historic city of Palisade and run along the river until the bridge at mile 2. The course then runs along the base of the Grand Mesa to the turnaround point. This is one of the faster courses because it gradually ascends and descends throughout the race. Whatever it takes from you will be returned. The aid stations are marked on the course map and will start at mile 3 and 5. There will be port a-potties along the course and at the start/finish lines.

 

5K Course

View Course Map

The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. On this up-and-back course, you start in the historic city of Palisade and run along North River Road to the turnaround point. This is the fastest course because it gradually ascends and descends. The best part is that it descends on your return. There will be port a-potties at the start/finish lines.

 

Awards

Each person to complete the race will receive a custom medallion. Special awards given to the top 3 men and women overall finishers.

 

Packet Pick-up

The packet pickup will be 6-8 p.m., Friday night and an hour before the marathon start on Saturday at the Palisade Town Center Plaza in downtown Palisade. ** Late Registrations are not guaranteed a T-Shirt or finisher medal**

Registration

To Register with imATHLETE, click below

To Pay with Check, please email info@mammothmarathons.org

Grand Valley Marathon is made possible by the following:

Grand Junction

Clarion

Special rates available at:

Clarion

All special rate reservations must be made by phone. 970-243-6790

 

Other lodging options can be found at the following links:

http://www.palisadecoc.com/

http://www.visitgrandjunction.com/