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Galveston Marathon

Galveston, TX

Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.64
Course Score: 99.79

Race Size

2017: 129 Finishers
2016: 148 Finishers
2015: 128 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 9.3%
2016: 12.2%
2015: 9.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**New Course for 2017**

The Galveston Marathon course is a double loop of the half marathon course and is nearly completely flat. The start and finish are at Stewart Beach along the seawall.

Marathon Rankings

The Galveston Marathon was the 326th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 368th largest in 2015.

This year 9.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Galveston Marathon the 144th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 11th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.79 ranks it as the 41st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Texas.

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 Galveston Marathon a PR Score of 99.64. This PR Score ranks it as the 45th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Texas.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 15 feet (4m)
Min Elevation: 1 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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