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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, April 8, 2017
2016: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 73°F (22°C)
Average Low: 40° F (4°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.79
Course Score: 95.79

Race Size

2016: 33 Finishers
2015: 47 Finishers
2014: 54 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 3%
2015: 8.5%
2014: 3.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

PRs and BQs will be tough to come by on the Brian Mickelsen Memorial Marathon course.

The course has a few rolling hills and rises nearly 300 feet from mile 8 to mile 11. From the highest elevation near mile 11, except for a few rolling hills, it is downhill to the finish.

Slightly more than half the course is on gravel and the rest is on pavement.

Marathon Rankings

The Brian Mickelsen Memorial Marathon was the 541st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 505th largest in 2014.

This year 3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Brian Mickelsen Memorial Marathon the 249th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 296th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 95.79 ranks it as the 387th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Arizona.

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 Brian Mickelsen Memorial Marathon a PR Score of 95.79. This PR Score ranks it as the 369th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Arizona.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 3691 feet (1125m)
Min Elevation: 3284 feet (1001m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Brian Mickelsen Memorial Marathon in 3:47:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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