Here’s a numerical look at the number of Missoula Marathon runners, the course and help along the way:

• Number of runners: 1,500 for the full marathon, 3,500 for the half, an estimated 750-800 for the 5K, and 500 for the kids marathon.

• States represented: 48

• Course features: 1 hill on the full marathon course; 1 tunnel and 2 bridges for all runners.

• Computers used to track runners’ race results: 15

• People staffing timing stations: 5.

• Calories the average runner burns in the half/full marathon: About 100 every half hour.

• Aid stations: 19 for the full, 10 for the half.

• Medical professionals at the ready: 25, comprising a mix of doctors, nurses, athletic trainers and emergency medical technicians.

• Volunteers: More than 900.

Reporter Betsy Cohen can be reached at 523-5253 or at

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