2018: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Race Day Weather
45° F (7°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 99.08
Course Score: 99.08
2017: 1,215 Finishers
2016: 1,450 Finishers
2015: 1,052 Finishers
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The Illinois Marathon course is mostly flat and can be a great course for a PR if the weather is cooler than normal on race day.
The course starts near Assembly Hall, runs through the Illinois campus, loops through Urbana, back through campus, out into Champaign, and finishes on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.
The Illinois Marathon was the 62nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 87th largest in 2015.
This year 6.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Illinois Marathon the 152nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 223rd highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 99.08 ranks it as the 184th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Illinois.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Illinois Marathon a PR Score of 99.08. This PR Score ranks it as the 127th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Illinois.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.