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Fort Smith Marathon

Fort Smith, AR

Race Dates

2019: TBD
2018: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 42°F (5°C)
Average High: 54°F (12°C)
Average Low: 31° F (0°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.78
Course Score: 96.78

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 112 Finishers
2016: 124 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 5.4%
2016: 4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Fort Smith Marathon will challenge runners as they run through historic downtown, residential neighborhoods, and paved trail. The course has many rolling hills with a few significant climbs and descents as well.

Marathon Rankings

The Fort Smith Marathon was the 349th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 349th largest in 2016.

Last year 5.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Fort Smith Marathon the 340th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 410th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 96.78 ranks it as the 392nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Arkansas.

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 Fort Smith Marathon a PR Score of 96.78. This PR Score ranks it as the 356th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Arkansas.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 647 feet (197m)
Min Elevation: 403 feet (122m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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