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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 61°F (16°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: 189 Finishers
2015: 173 Finishers
2014: 207 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 1.6%
2015: 2.3%
2014: 3.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Des Plaines River Trail Marathon is on the Des Plaines River Trail - a wide, crushed gravel track, free of roots and rocks, and very flat. All of the major road crossings are managed by way of bridges or viaducts (with only 4 minor road crossings along the whole course).


Marathon Rankings

The Des Plaines River Trail Marathon was the 305th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 273rd largest in 2014.

This year 1.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 2.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Des Plaines River Trail Marathon the 447th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 441st highest percentage so far in 2016.


There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Des Plaines River Trail Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 715 feet (217m)
Min Elevation: 652 feet (198m)

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews: None




Finish Time Equivalent

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