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Central Park Marathon

New York City, NY

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, February 21, 2016

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

2016: 304 Finishers
2015: No Results
2014: 375 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 15.1%
2015: N/A
2014: 8.8%

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

The Central Park Marathon was the 190th largest marathon in the U.S. in 2014. Ranking for last year will be updated once the results have been posted.

Its Course Score of 98.22 ranks it as the 282nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th 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 230th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in New York.

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Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews for the Central Park Marathon

2 Stars from 1 Reviews

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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