The Mankato Marathon is a net downhill, point-to-point course. The first ~18 miles are mostly flat (with a couple of hills), followed by a steep downhill, and then a rolling to mostly flat run to the finish.
The Mankato Marathon was the 175th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 172nd largest in 2015.
In 2015, 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.
It ranks 203rd in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.
Its Course Score of 98.94 ranks it as the 208th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Minnesota.
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 Mankato Marathon a PR Score of 98.94. This PR Score ranks it as the 147th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Minnesota.
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