The Callaway Gardens Marathon course consists of two loops. It is entirely within the resort and passes along tree-lined roads and winding bike paths. You'll go past the Butterfly Center, Discovery Center, Sibley Horticultural Center, the Chapel, Brothers Azalea Bowl and The Vegetable Garden.
There are some challenging hills on this rolling course and the course slows when it turns onto the winding bike paths - especially on the second loop.
The Callaway Gardens Marathon was the 484th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 453rd largest in 2014.
This year 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Callaway Gardens Marathon the 344th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 210th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.91 ranks it as the 302nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Georgia.
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 Callaway Gardens Marathon a PR Score of 97.91. This PR Score ranks it as the 262nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Georgia.
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