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Brookings Marathon

Brookings, SD

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, May 13, 2017
2016: Saturday, May 14, 2016

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

2016: 168 Finishers
2015: 121 Finishers
2014: 134 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16.7%
2015: 10.7%

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 308th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 367th largest in 2015.

Last year 16.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Brookings Marathon the 67th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 160th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.84 ranks it as the 211th 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 153rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in South Dakota.

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Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews for the Brookings Marathon

3 Stars from 1 Reviews

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

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