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Race Dates

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

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.02
Course Score: 99.02

Race Size

2017: 476 Finishers
2016: 548 Finishers
2015: 635 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 13%
2016: 12.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Long Island Marathon is mostly flat with some long very gentle inclines and declines. From mile 3 to mile 8, the course gently climbs about 70 feet and then goes downhill 150 feet for the next 8 miles to mile 16. At mile 17, there is another gentle 100 feet of elevation gain over the next 6 miles. The last three miles to the finish are downhill.

Marathon Rankings

The Long Island Marathon was the 136th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 133rd largest in 2016.

Last year 13% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Long Island Marathon the 137th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 126th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.02 ranks it as the 194th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in New York.

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 Long Island Marathon a PR Score of 99.02. This PR Score ranks it as the 136th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in New York.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 161 feet (49m)
Min Elevation: 12 feet (3m)


Recent Long Island Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Long Island Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


I didn't like the fact that they didn't have Gatorade at every water station. First Gatorade was at the Mile 4 then again at Mile 9. They did have Gatorade at every water station after Half and Full split after Mile 10.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 Long Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

Need to be mentally ready. You are alone for awhile on the course and if you need heavy crowds this isn't the race for you.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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