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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Monday, September 4, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 70°F (21°C)
Average High: 82°F (27°C)
Average Low: 59° F (15°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 93.44
Course Score: 96.56

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 142 Finishers
2015: 162 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.6%
2015: 4.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

No course description available at this time.



Marathon Rankings

The Heart of America Marathon was the 332nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 313th largest in 2015.

Last year 5.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Heart of America Marathon the 368th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 380th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 96.56 ranks it as the 395th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th 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 Heart of America Marathon a PR Score of 93.44. This PR Score ranks it as the 423rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Missouri.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 810 feet (246m)
Min Elevation: 558 feet (170m)

Heart




Recent Heart of America Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Heart of America Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Very challenging marathon due to hills and weather. Great small marathon flavor. Oldest marathon after Boston. Great pizza afterwards.

Race Tips

Weather is frequently hot and humid. Several long and challenging hills. Some traffic but locals are mostly aware of runners and supportive.

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




Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Heart of America Marathon in 2:53:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.