The God’s Country Marathon begins 1,300 feet above sea level in Galeton, Pennsylvania. After a 2-mile dogleg east to Nob Hill Motel, runners tour around Galeton’s Berger Lake and then head west on Route 6, entering the majestic Susquehannock State Forest. Just past the 15-mile mark, runners begin the most challenging section of the race, conquering Denton Hill, which peaks at 2,424 feet. From there, it is rolling hills on a mostly downhill track to the finish line at the picturesque Coudersport Courthouse Square.
The Half Marathon begins at the base of Denton Hill State Park at the base of Denton Hill. After a 1.9-mile dogleg, the course heads toward the infamous Denton Hill, peaking at 2,424 feet. Runners will head west on historic Route 6 and enjoy the rolling hills and the downhill track through the neighborhoods of Coudersport, finishing at the Courthouse Square.
Relay Team Race:
The relay course, broken into 5 legs, is the same at the Full Marathon course, which begins at the Galeton Area High School.
Special thanks to Harrison Cole from GeoGraphics Lab, a multimedia cartography laboratory, at Penn State Department of Geography for creating the God’s Country Marathon Race Series map.