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Buffalo Marathon

Buffalo, NY

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, May 28, 2017
2016: Sunday, May 29, 2016

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

2016: 1,429 Finishers
2015: 1,346 Finishers
2014: 1,285 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 6.1%
2015: 11.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Buffalo Marathon was the 62nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 69th largest in 2015.

Last year 6.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Buffalo Marathon the 343rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 133rd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.01 ranks it as the 185th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th 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 199th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in New York.

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

Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews for the Buffalo Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

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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