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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, October 14, 2017
2016: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 63°F (17°C)
Average High: 75°F (23°C)
Average Low: 50° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 94.88
Course Score: 97.17

Race Size

2016: 15 Finishers
2015: 23 Finishers
2014: 47 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 6.7%
2015: 21.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Arkansas Marathon was the 686th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 618th largest in 2015.

Last year 6.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 21.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Arkansas Marathon the 328th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 28th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.17 ranks it as the 372nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Arkansas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Arkansas Marathon a PR Score of 94.88. This PR Score ranks it as the 405th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Arkansas.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 714 feet (217m)
Min Elevation: 441 feet (134m)


Recent Arkansas Marathon Reviews

2 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Arkansas Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


Very small field of runners, minimal crowd support, and is run on a county highway that has a heavy slanted curve at times.

Race Tips

If you run this, assume you will be running a solo run. Crowd support along the route is limited to the aid stations.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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