2017: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Point to Point
Race Day Weather
65° F (18°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 93.70
Course Score: 97.16
2016: 180 Finishers
2015: 172 Finishers
2014: 208 Finishers
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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.
The Big Island International Marathon was the 309th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 274th largest in 2014.
This year 5.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Big Island International Marathon the 194th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 247th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.16 ranks it as the 360th 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 397th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Hawaii.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.