The mostly paved, double loop Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon can be challenging because of the rolling hills. However, with only about 110 feet separating the high and low points of the course, most of the hills are small.
Approximately 23 miles of the double loop portion of the course winds through the historic military park. Traffic is usually light in the park. Sentries will be posted at each major turn and all turns will be marked.
The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon was the 180th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 174th largest in 2015.
Last year 8.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon the 277th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 103rd highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 98.24 ranks it as the 281st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Georgia.
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 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon a PR Score of 98.24. This PR Score ranks it as the 230th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in Georgia.
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