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Sundance to Spearfish Marathon

Sunday, September 8th 2024

Regisation capped at 100 particpants 

We are small but MIGHTY
The Sundance to Spearfish Marathon was the 372nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year.

Last year 33.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

This gives the Sundance to Spearfish Marathon the 13th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year

sundance to spearfish marathon

The best the Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota have to offer!  Sundance to Spearfish Marathon is almost entirely downhill except for one hill from mile 2.00 to 2.56 miles with 169 ft gain.

First 12 miles of the Sundance to Spearfish Marathon starts from Cement Ridge (located inside the Wyoming boarder) to Savoy (South Dakota) are on very runnable gravel roads. You run along scenic mountain meadows, vast valleys and canyons, and drop 1,606 ft. You will also pass the winter film site for “Dances with Wolves” at mile 9.35! 

The remaining 14 miles is hardtop paved road and descends Spearfish Canyon Hwy to Spearfish, South Dakota a route shared by the Leading Ladies Marathon and a drop of another 1,364 ft.

If you are looking to capture Wyoming or South Dakota for one of your marathons, make Sundance to Spearfish your next marathon!  See you in September!