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Freedoms Run Marathon

Shepherdstown, WV

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 73°F (22°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.20
Course Score: 98.51

Race Size

2016: 314 Finishers
2015: 340 Finishers
2014: 484 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 6.1%
2015: 8.5%
2014: 4.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Freedom's Run Marathon course is run within National Park Land, with some brief detours through the rural roads.

The course surface consists of a mix of road and hard pack trail.

Marathon Rankings

The Freedoms Run Marathon was the 195th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 160th largest in 2014.

This year 6.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Freedoms Run Marathon the 248th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 227th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.51 ranks it as the 249th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in West Virginia.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Freedoms Run Marathon a PR Score of 98.20. This PR Score ranks it as the 232nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in West Virginia.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 520 feet (158m)
Min Elevation: 265 feet (80m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Freedoms Run Marathon

4 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Freedoms Run Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


First class service by Freedom's Run race director! Government shut down forced the director to change the course only 12 days prior to the run. He did so without missing a beat. Plan B was hilly but beautiful, and course -support was great.

Race Tips

Shepherdstown is lovely. Enjoy!

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

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Freedoms Run Marathon in 4:04:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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