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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, May 12, 2018
2017: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 63°F (17°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.84
Course Score: 98.84

Race Size

2017: 127 Finishers
2016: 168 Finishers
2015: 121 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 10.2%
2016: 16.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Brookings Marathon course is flat with a few gentle hills. With the exception of Larson Hill (35 feet), the course stays between about 1,600 and 1,700 feet and never changes more than 40 feet over any mile.

The majority of the course consists of asphalt with a run-able grass strip alongside it.

Marathon Rankings

The Brookings Marathon was the 337th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 299th largest in 2016.

Last year 10.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Brookings Marathon the 194th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 64th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.84 ranks it as the 230th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in South 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 Brookings Marathon a PR Score of 98.84. This PR Score ranks it as the 169th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in South Dakota.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1695 feet (516m)
Min Elevation: 1596 feet (486m)


Recent Brookings Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2014 Brookings Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


It is a small marathon with good support for the half, but not so much for the full.

Race Tips

There are a couple decent hills and the winds can pick up pretty quickly.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Hotels are close to the start line/finish line. Lots of parking on side streets. There are burgers at the end of the race.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Brookings Marathon in 4:46:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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