Marathon Rankings Sunburst Marathon
The Sunburst Marathon was the 147th largest marathon in the U.S. last year (not all results are in) and was the 156th largest in 2013.
It's Course Score of 98.81 ranks it as the 183rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Indiana.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, give the Sunburst Marathon a PR Score of 98.12. This PR Score ranks it as the 207th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Indiana.
All courses begin and end in North Bend State Park. The altitude of the area ranges from 500 ft to 1300
feet above sea level. The first portion of the race is along winding paved roads, and returns back to the park along the North
Bend Rail Trail, which is similar to a dirt/gravel road that is very flat and straight.
From the Sunburst Marathon website - "The course is flat compared to most marathons, with a few short steep hills and one half mile incline. The course follows a shallow river bottom, which results in the hills. The course is not as flat as the Chicago Marathon. It is significantly flatter than Portland, Nashville, Marine Corps, Dallas and Amarillo. It is similar to Cleveland and Detroit."