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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, March 18, 2018
2017: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 72°F (22°C)
Average High: 79°F (26°C)
Average Low: 65° F (18°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 93.70
Course Score: 97.16

Race Size

2017: 131 Finishers
2016: 180 Finishers
2015: 172 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 6.9%
2016: 5.6%
2015: 9.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The first 15 miles of the Big Island Marathon consist of rolling hills. After this section, however, the course flattens out.

Hilo is located in one of the cooler, more lush parts of Hawaii which translates better running conditions than other parts of Hawaii.

Marathon Rankings

The Big Island International Marathon was the 292nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 302nd largest in 2015.

This year 6.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Big Island International Marathon the 371st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 77th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 97.16 ranks it as the 361st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Hawaii.

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 Big Island International Marathon a PR Score of 93.70. This PR Score ranks it as the 403rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Hawaii.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 236 feet (71m)
Min Elevation: 1 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Big Island International Marathon in 3:46:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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