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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 37°F (2°C)
Average High: 44°F (6°C)
Average Low: 30° F (-1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.22
Course Score: 98.22

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: No Results
2016: 304 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: 15.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Central Park Marathon is 5 loops of the park crossing the 102nd St. transverse, and then finishing through the 72nd Street transverse from the East to West Drive to end near Tavern on the Green.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.

In 2016, 15.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.22 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in New York.

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 Central Park Marathon a PR Score of 98.22. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in New York.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 121 feet (36m)
Min Elevation: 50 feet (15m)


Recent Central Park Marathon Reviews

2 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Central Park Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


This course is 4.5 loops around central park. It is very repetitive and is not flat. I was extremely sore from the repetitive motions/hills.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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