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Charlevoix Marathon

Charlevoix, MI

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, June 24, 2017
2016: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 67°F (19°C)
Average High: 74°F (23°C)
Average Low: 60° F (15°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.74
Course Score: 98.83

Race Size

2016: 418 Finishers
2015: 400 Finishers
2014: 409 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 12.4%
2015: 14.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Charlevoix Marathon course is relatively flat and fast; however, the typical mid-June race day temperature is not ideal and may slow most runners.

The course is out-and-back beginning on Bridge Street in downtown Charlevoix. The course travels through residential neighborhoods for over 3.5 miles then onto the bike trail at Waller and US 31. The course is primarily flat, fast, shaded for the most part with some hills.

Marathon Rankings

The Charlevoix Marathon was the 159th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 164th largest in 2015.

Last year 12.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Charlevoix Marathon the 138th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 82nd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.83 ranks it as the 213th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Michigan.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Charlevoix Marathon a PR Score of 96.74. This PR Score ranks it as the 344th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 14th fastest in Michigan.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 690 feet (210m)
Min Elevation: 579 feet (176m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Charlevoix Marathon

5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2016 Charlevoix Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Nice course with a few small hills and one larger hill at the end. Out and back race with new views of Lake Michigan.

Race Tips

Early start time for the marathon allows for cooler temperatures and great for BQ!!

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

Book early and stay in Town to avoid traffic.

review of 2013 Charlevoix Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Best race ever!!! Scenic and serene - good for first time runners or experienced runners - this is a must do!!

Race Tips

It is northern Michigan in June - it could be hot! It's an out and back run which you will love!!!good boy events puts on huge events all over the country - they are professional and fun to run with! One if the best event companies around the world of running!!!

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

Book hotels early! They will sell out!!!!

Finish Time Equivalent

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