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Eisenhower Marathon

Abilene, KS

Race Dates

2019: TBD
2018: Friday, April 7, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Multiple Out and Backs
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 50°F (10°C)
Average High: 63°F (17°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.89
Course Score: 98.89

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 108 Finishers
2016: 101 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 14.8%
2016: 14.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Eisenhower Marathon course is a double out-and-back route along rural roads. The course has gently rolling hills, but nothing significant.

Marathon Rankings

The Eisenhower Marathon was the 356th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 391st largest in 2016.

Last year 14.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Eisenhower Marathon the 104th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 88th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.89 ranks it as the 219th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Kansas.

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 Eisenhower Marathon a PR Score of 98.89. This PR Score ranks it as the 158th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Kansas.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1215 feet (370m)
Min Elevation: 1136 feet (346m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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