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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 28, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.95
Course Score: 98.84

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 91 Finishers
2015: 99 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: 7.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Frisco Marathon is a mostly flat rail-to-trail course on the historic Frisco Highline Trail. Approximately 21 miles of the course are on groomed trails and 5 miles on paved surfaces.

The trail is comprised of mostly fine-crushed hard-packed gravel.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.

In 2016, 7.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 291st in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.84 ranks it as the 229th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Missouri.

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 Frisco Marathon a PR Score of 97.95. This PR Score ranks it as the 266th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Missouri.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1239 feet (377m)
Min Elevation: 1061 feet (323m)


Recent Frisco Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2015 Frisco Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Nice, small home-town race. It's an out and back course on a rail-trail with the first few miles paved and the rest chat.

Good protection from wind most of the race due to trees lining the trail. Can get lonely with ~100 marathoners but not bad as there is a half marathon and 50k/50mile option as well.

Aid stations every 2 miles were nicely stocked and volunteers were well trained.

Temps generally favorable although 70's can feel warm after training in the cold all winter.

Race Tips

Try to negative split. It's not a net downhill. It's a pretty flat out and back.

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

Stay in Springfield, MO-about 6 miles away.

Finish Time Equivalent

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