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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, November 25, 2017
2016: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Out and Backs
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 42°F (5°C)
Average High: 48°F (8°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.33
Course Score: 99.33

Race Size

2016: 117 Finishers
2015: 137 Finishers
2014: 144 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 8.6%
2015: 5.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The flat Ghost of Seattle course is a double out and back that travels around Seward Park and follows Lake Washoington Blvd North past Leschi.

Marathon Rankings

The Ghost of Seattle Marathon was the 370th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 346th largest in 2015.

Last year 8.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Ghost of Seattle Marathon the 260th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 358th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.33 ranks it as the 127th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 15th fastest course in Washington.

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 Ghost of Seattle Marathon a PR Score of 99.33. This PR Score ranks it as the 87th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 14th fastest in Washington.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 56 feet (17m)
Min Elevation: 18 feet (5m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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