2017: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Race Day Weather
38° F (3°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 93.63
Course Score: 93.63
2016: 308 Finishers
2015: 324 Finishers
2014: 297 Finishers
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From race website - Ours has become an age of flat and fast marathons on city streets and in urban jungles, with more focus on times, course certification, gadgets, charities and putting on a big show than on running. Many modern marathons have become spectacles rather than athletic events. But it was not always this way. Marathons used to be about running for the sake of running. They were about pushing oneself beyond the physiologic limits of the human body. While running.
The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is meant to be an antidote. Featured in Marathon & Beyond and in Runners' World magazines, it is a marathon that is about running. Running hard. Running over big and memorable rolling hills and through dense woods. Running with other like minded athletes. The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is about the joy and pain of running a unique, and uniquely challenging--some would say beastly--26.2 mile course in the beautiful and historic Percy Warner Park, nestled among the Middle Tennessee Harpeth Hills.
We will time and measure the distance, but the course will not be certified, we will not use timing chips, and it will not be a Boston qualifying event. If you get to the end and you (or your gadget) believe the route to be long, we won't charge you extra; if you believe it to be short, just keep running. There will be no bands, cheerleaders, wave starts or crowds. We promise no marathon Personal Records, but we guarantee every runner a PR - a Permanent Remembrance of a well-earned marathon finish. We promise to give you approximately 26.2 tough and memorable miles, with a total of 3500 feet of elevation gain and loss.
The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon was the 203rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 201st largest in 2015.
Its Course Score of 93.63 ranks it as the 419th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Tennessee.
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 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon a PR Score of 93.63. This PR Score ranks it as the 414th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Tennessee.
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