2018: Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Race Day Weather
41° F (5°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 99.45
Course Score: 99.45
2017: 7,109 Finishers
2016: 7,804 Finishers
2015: 7,004 Finishers
Race Day Weather Forecast
Race Day Temperatures
High: 74°F (23°C)
Low: 63°F (17°C)
Race Start Conditions
E 6 mph
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. You may need to adjust your time goal, especially if you are not acclimated to higher temperatures and/or humidity.
The Houston Marathon is a fast, flat, single-loop course with just a few elevation changes - mainly uderpasses and overpasses. Less than 40 feet of elevation separate the high and low points of the course.
The Houston Marathon was the 10th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 10th largest in 2015.
This year 6.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Houston Marathon the 155th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 9th highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 99.45 ranks it as the 102nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Texas.
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 Houston Marathon a PR Score of 99.45. This PR Score ranks it as the 67th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Texas.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.