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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, March 19, 2017
2016: Sunday, March 20, 2016

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

2016: 180 Finishers
2015: 172 Finishers
2014: 208 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 5.6%
2015: 9.9%
2014: 7.7%

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 307th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 271st 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 345th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 97.16 ranks it as the 362nd 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 401st 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)

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Big Island International Marathon in 3:13:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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