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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, May 19, 2018
2017: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 64°F (17°C)
Average High: 74°F (23°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.26
Course Score: 97.80

Race Size

2017: 152 Finishers
2016: 254 Finishers
2015: 358 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 3.3%
2016: 12%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Horse Capital Marathon course is a double loop on rural roads dotted with views of more than forty horse farms.

Marathon Rankings

The Horse Capital Marathon was the 311th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 234th largest in 2016.

Last year 3.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Horse Capital Marathon the 400th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 141st highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.80 ranks it as the 328th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Kentucky.

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 Horse Capital Marathon a PR Score of 96.26. This PR Score ranks it as the 374th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Kentucky.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 971 feet (296m)
Min Elevation: 848 feet (258m)


Recent Horse Capital Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Horse Capital Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Scenery was lovely, rolling hills the whole way, nice quaint race, convenient. 2017 was warm combined with hills was tough. Minimal crowd support, great volunteers and race director....

Race Tips

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

Parking was easy and convenient

Finish Time Equivalent

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