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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

2017: 335 Finishers
2016: 415 Finishers
2015: 360 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 13.4%
2016: 15.5%
2015: 4.2%

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 161st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 178th largest in 2015.

This year 13.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 15.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Chicagoland Spring Marathon the 85th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 90th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.21 ranks it as the 154th 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 110th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Illinois.

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Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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