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Knoxville Marathon

Knoxville, TN

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, April 2, 2016
2016: Sunday, April 3, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.56
Course Score: 97.56

Race Size

2016: 529 Finishers
2015: 569 Finishers
2014: 694 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 6.6%
2015: 9%
2014: 9.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**Slight Course Changes for 2016 Due to Road Construction. Details and Updated Elevation Chart and Scores as Soon as the Course is Revealed.**

The Knoxville Marathon course has several rolling hills, particularly in the first half of the marathon. The rolling hills are broken up by some flat sections along the river.

Marathon Rankings

The Knoxville Marathon was the 137th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 128th largest in 2014.

This year 6.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Knoxville Marathon the 224th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 219th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.56 ranks it as the 331st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Tennessee.

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 Knoxville Marathon a PR Score of 97.56. This PR Score ranks it as the 289th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Tennessee.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 967 feet (294m)
Min Elevation: 818 feet (249m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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