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Race Dates

2018: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
2017: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 67°F (19°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 56° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.73
Course Score: 99.58

Race Size

2017: 273 Finishers
2016: 297 Finishers
2015: 356 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 19.4%
2016: 19.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Foot Traffic Flat Marathon is a flat, fast course in Sauvie Island (15 minutes north of Portland, OR).

If the 4th falls on a cool day, PRs and BQs will be very achievable on this fast course.

Marathon Rankings

The Foot Traffic Flat Marathon was the 211th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 204th largest in 2016.

Last year 19.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 19.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Foot Traffic Flat Marathon the 61st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 44th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.58 ranks it as the 81st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Oregon.

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 Foot Traffic Flat Marathon a PR Score of 97.73. This PR Score ranks it as the 287th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in Oregon.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 49 feet (14m)
Min Elevation: 9 feet (2m)


Recent Foot Traffic Flat Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Foot Traffic Flat Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


I have ran this race since it's inaugural in 2003. All half marathons though I did do the Full in 2012 as my 10th year running the event. The 1/2 marathon is a single loop on paved roads. It is an agricultural community with farms and fields. The Full marathon runs the same loop as the 1/2 plus an additional rout that spans the Columbia channel on the west side of the island. Beautiful course and plenty of water stations.

Race Tips

Only draw back is that the heat may get to you on the full marathon; July is a hot month for marathon running and not ideal but it is a flat and fast event.

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

Shuttles are available for a small fee, parking has gotten better over the years.

Finish Time Equivalent

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