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City of Oaks Marathon

Raleigh, NC

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 55°F (12°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.98
Course Score: 97.47

Race Size

2016: 509 Finishers
2015: 561 Finishers
2014: 707 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 9.4%
2015: 6.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The City of Oaks Marathon was the 141st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 136th largest in 2015.

Last year 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the City of Oaks Marathon the 229th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 326th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.47 ranks it as the 341st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in North Carolina.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the City of Oaks Marathon a PR Score of 96.98. This PR Score ranks it as the 329th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in North Carolina.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 466 feet (142m)
Min Elevation: 211 feet (64m)


Ratings & Reviews for the City of Oaks Marathon

3.5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2016 City of Oaks Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great marathon! It was my first and it went very well. Goes through Raleigh, then out on the greenway and back. Plenty of spectators, music along the way, aid stations every two miles, and great weather. Only bad thing was the big hill at mile 23. Overall great experience.

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review of 2016 City of Oaks Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


Disappointing race. Way to many other race distances makes things very confusing. Organization looking to make profit for event production company. Took away all prize $ after 10 years too. Ran many times competing and winning $ but no desire to support any longer.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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