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Bismarck Marathon

Bismarck, ND

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, September 16, 2017
2016: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.49
Course Score: 99.49

Race Size

2016: 144 Finishers
2015: 168 Finishers
2014: 158 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16%
2015: 11.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The mostly flat Bismarck Marathon course is run on paved streets and paved bike trails.

Marathon Rankings

The Bismarck Marathon was the 332nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 309th largest in 2015.

Last year 16% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bismarck Marathon the 82nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 129th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.49 ranks it as the 90th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in North Dakota.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Bismarck Marathon a PR Score of 99.49. This PR Score ranks it as the 59th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in North Dakota.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1673 feet (510m)
Min Elevation: 1629 feet (496m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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