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Frisco Marathon

Willard, MO

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, April 29, 2017
2016: Saturday, April 30, 2016

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

2016: 91 Finishers
2015: 99 Finishers
2014: 72 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 7.7%
2015: 2%
2014: 9.7%

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

The Frisco Marathon was the 414th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 459th largest in 2014.

This year 7.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Frisco Marathon the 453rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 199th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.84 ranks it as the 207th 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 255th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Missouri.

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Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews for the Frisco Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

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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