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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.21
Course Score: 99.21

Race Size

2016: 415 Finishers
2015: 360 Finishers
2014: 347 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 15.5%
2015: 4.2%
2014: 13%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Chicagoland Spring Marathon course starts in the business district of Schaumburg before touring into scenic Busse Woods featuring serene lakes, forests, prairie and an elk pasture. The diverse course is fairly flat with just a few inclines at bridges.


Marathon Rankings

The Chicagoland Spring Marathon was the 181st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 200th largest in 2014.

This year 15.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Chicagoland Spring Marathon the 400th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 81st highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 99.21 ranks it as the 147th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Illinois.

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 Chicagoland Spring Marathon a PR Score of 99.21. This PR Score ranks it as the 103rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Illinois.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 731 feet (222m)
Min Elevation: 685 feet (208m)

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Chicagoland Spring Marathon in 3:08:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.