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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

PR Score & Course Score

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Race Size

2017: 80 Finishers
2016: 108 Finishers
2015: 77 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 11.3%
2016: 10.2%
2015: 6.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The point-to-point Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy Marathon course begins at the historic Turner Falls Overlook in the Arbuckle Mountains and winds downhill, intercepting the Half Marathon course beginning at the Murray County & Carter County line. The course continues downhill through the scenic countryside of the foothills until the course turns east for an out-and-back leg through the Bar Nothin’ Horse Ranch near Springer.

Runners return to Hwy 77 for the straight stretch into Ardmore, with an overall elevation drop of 538 feet over the first 15.5 miles of the course.

A small elevation climb begins at mile 16 and continues until runners turn west for a final out-and-back to the lake inside Ardmore Regional Park and finish at the 50 yard-line inside nearby Noble Stadium.


Marathon Rankings

The Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy Marathon was the 390th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 441st largest in 2015.

This year 11.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy Marathon the 205th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 72nd highest percentage so far in 2017.


There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1243 feet (378m)
Min Elevation: 757 feet (230m)

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews: None




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