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Clearwater Marathon

Clearwater, FL

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: TBD

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 64°F (17°C)
Average High: 78°F (25°C)
Average Low: 50° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.48
Course Score: 99.38

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: No Results
2015: 365 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: 5.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

No course description available at this time.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2017 at the end of the year.

In 2015, 5.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 355th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.38 ranks it as the 114th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th fastest course in Florida.

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 Clearwater Marathon a PR Score of 98.48. This PR Score ranks it as the 209th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in Florida.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 74 feet (22m)
Min Elevation: 2 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Clearwater Marathon

4.5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2016 Clearwater Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Have run it 3 times. Good race. Good scenery the first half. In 2016 they cancelled the full while we were standing in the corall due to water on the course and made everyone run the half.

Mostly Flat BUT with 6 bridges, two of which are steep and course can be very windy. Not the place to PR or BQ but a fun race.

Race Tips

Start up front. there are walkers and 5 mile runners all over the course. The 3 bridges on the 2nd half are

short but tough and there is a downhill curly Q roundabout at mile 26 which they need to get rid of. Course actually measures 26.5....

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2014 Clearwater Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Enjoyed the perfect race day weather. Sunny and very comfortable with views of the water. The bridges during the first 4 miles can take a bit of the kick out of your legs early on, so pace yourself for the back half. The back half has three pedestrian bridges to cross at Mile 18, 21 and 23, so save your energy. The water stops were about ever two miles along the course, so if you need water more frequently than that, bring your own.

Race Tips

Pace conservatively for the first half. The bridges are on the first half and pedestrian bridges are on the late back half. Try to settle in with a comfortable pace on the very flat course from Mile 4 - Mile 15. Weather in Florida this time of year is mild with very low humidity.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are plenty of hotels to accommodate the runners. Parking is very easy, but arrive early.

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