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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, May 27, 2018
2017: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.51
Course Score: 99.01

Race Size

2017: 1,185 Finishers
2016: 1,429 Finishers
2015: 1,346 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 11.7%
2016: 6.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Buffalo Marathon was the 72nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 63rd largest in 2016.

Last year 11.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Buffalo Marathon the 159th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 336th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.01 ranks it as the 196th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 9th fastest course in New York.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Buffalo Marathon a PR Score of 98.51. This PR Score ranks it as the 209th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in New York.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 669 feet (203m)
Min Elevation: 568 feet (173m)


Recent Buffalo Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Buffalo Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great course, great events, awesome speakers. Volunteers do a great job!

Race Tips

Arrive early for parking.

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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