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LOCO Marathon

Newmarket, NH

Race Dates

2018: Sunday, October 28, 2018
2017: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 46°F (7°C)
Average High: 54°F (12°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.65
Course Score: 98.65

Race Size

2017: 249 Finishers
2016: 147 Finishers
2015: 175 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 30.5%
2016: 29.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The LOCO Marathon course is two loops of 13.1 miles. The first 10 miles travel along all rural roads with plenty of shade and scenic vistas.

The elevation of the course starts at a base of 60 feet and has a maximum elevation change of less than 100 feet. The first three miles are rolling and take you on a shaded road to Lee New Hampshire. There is then a nice almost totally flat section on Wadley Falls road until mile 5.

Next is a gentle incline on Campground Road into Epping. Then runners travel through Newmarket on Grant Road with a small hill, then onto Bald Hill Road. Bald Hill road is gently rolling and “Bald Hill” is off to your right. By mile 10 runners exit to the Rail Trail.

The last 3 miles of the Rail Trail are covered with cinder and crushed gravel. It is relatively flat with very gradual inclines. It passes beaver ponds and unspoiled woodland. The trail can support 2-3 runners across in most locations and has good footing.

Marathon Rankings

The LOCO Marathon was the 223rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 318th largest in 2016.

Last year 30.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 29.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the LOCO Marathon the 18th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 11th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.65 ranks it as the 252nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in New Hampshire.

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 LOCO Marathon a PR Score of 98.65. This PR Score ranks it as the 191st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in New Hampshire.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 137 feet (41m)
Min Elevation: 50 feet (15m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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