**Chasing the Unicorn Marathon returns in 2017**
The Chasing the Unicorn Marathon course is a double out-and back along the historic Delaware Canal State Park towpath trail. The course runs from Washington Crossing Historic Park north to the southern edge of New Hope, Pennsylvania, turning around near Che Odette's, back to the start line, and then completing the same out and back.
The first and last half miles and a half mile of each lo0p are on paved surface. The rest of the loop is packed crushed argulite (think cinder high school track surface).
There is only approximately 22 feet difference between the highest and lowest elevation points on the course.
Rankings will be listed for 2017 at the end of the year.
In 2015, 22.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.
It ranks 25th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.
Its Course Score of 99.67 ranks it as the 63rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Pennsylvania.
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 Chasing the Unicorn Marathon a PR Score of 94.99. This PR Score ranks it as the 401st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 17th fastest in Pennsylvania.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.