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Darlington Marathon

Darlington, SC

Race Dates

2016: TBD
2015: TBD

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 70°F (21°C)
Average High: 81°F (27°C)
Average Low: 60° F (15°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.32
Course Score: 99.63

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: No Results
2014: 87 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: N/A
2014: 5.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Darlington Marathon course is mostly flat with a small constant uphill slope to about the halfway point followed by a similar small constant downhill slope to the finish. The typically warm and humid weather may negatively impact runners on this otherwise fast course. If the weather is cooler than normal and the humidity is lower, expect fast times.

The race starts at the Darlington Raceway Museum and finishes inside the track at Winners Circle.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2016 at the end of the year.

In 2014, 5.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2014.

Its Course Score of 99.63 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in South Carolina.

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 Darlington Marathon a PR Score of 96.32. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in South Carolina.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 216 feet (65m)
Min Elevation: 119 feet (36m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Darlington Marathon

3 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Darlington Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


This was a pancake flat course. The only hill was near the finish coming thru the tunnel to the track. Lots of farm land and two very long straight a ways. Not a lot to look at.

Race Tips

They had water and powerade about every 2 miles. No food stations until about mile 16.

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

Make sure you don't have to use the porta potties before the race. They only had 4 toilets at the starting line and none at the finish.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Darlington Marathon in 3:21:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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