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Lincoln Marathon

Lincoln, NE

Race Dates

2018: Sunday, May 6, 2018
2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 69°F (20°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.95
Course Score: 98.95

Race Size

2017: 1,050 Finishers
2016: 1,063 Finishers
2015: 1,147 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 10.1%
2016: 15.4%
2015: 8.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Lincoln Marathon is run on a citywide course that starts and finishes on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Marathon and haf-marathon runners share a common start and run a loop route past the Nebraska State Capitol, along Sheridan Boulevard, past Union College, along the Highway 2 bike path, past the Lincoln County-City Building and back to the Half-Marathon finish on the UNL Campus. Marathoners then follow an out-and-back route to Holmes Park passing the Sunken Gardens, Folsom Children's Zoo and Antelope Park.

Marathon Rankings

The Lincoln Marathon was the 83rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 80th largest in 2015.

This year 10.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 15.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Lincoln Marathon the 88th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 105th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 98.95 ranks it as the 201st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Nebraska.

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 Lincoln Marathon a PR Score of 98.95. This PR Score ranks it as the 140th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Nebraska.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1305 feet (397m)
Min Elevation: 1148 feet (350m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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