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El Paso Marathon

El Paso, TX

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, February 19, 2017
2016: Sunday, February 21, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 100.14
Course Score: 100.14

Race Size

2016: 314 Finishers
2015: 365 Finishers
2014: 373 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 4.8%
2015: 7.7%
2014: 3.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

9he El Paso Marathon course starts at the top of TransMountain Road. It then travels south onto the Fort Bliss military base and finishes in the Downtown Entertainment District.

The point-to-point course has a net elevation drop of over 1300 feet. In the first five miles it drops over 1000 feet. From the 5 mile mark to the finish, the course becomes mostly flat.

If you can weather the quad-blasting first 4+ miles, the downhill and mostly flat course, coupled with favorable marathon weather, can equate to a PR or Boston Qualifier (BQ).

Marathon Rankings

The El Paso Marathon was the 176th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 191st largest in 2014.

This year 4.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the El Paso Marathon the 282nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 262nd highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 100.14 ranks it as the 24th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Texas.

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 El Paso Marathon a PR Score of 100.14. This PR Score ranks it as the 23rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Texas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5260 feet (1603m)
Min Elevation: 3703 feet (1128m)


Ratings & Reviews for the El Paso Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2011 El Paso Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


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