The Jacksonville Marathon course is flat, fast, and very scenic with lots of shade. There are no hills, bridges, or overpasses. The course starts at Bolles School on San Jose Blvd. and heads south to Mandarin, does a loop and heads back along the St. Johns River back to Bolles.
Note: The Jacksonville Marathon was run twice in 2016 - once in January and again in December. There was not a marathon in 2015. The results and BQ percentages for 2015 reflect the January 2016 race results.
The Jacksonville Marathon was the 124th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 148th largest in 2016.
Last year 25.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Jacksonville Marathon the 29th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 116th highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 99.78 ranks it as the 49th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Florida.
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 Jacksonville Marathon a PR Score of 99.78. This PR Score ranks it as the 39th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Florida.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.