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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 67°F (19°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 57° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.24
Course Score: 99.36

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 229 Finishers
2016: 118 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 9.6%
2016: 3.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The 2017 Marathon-to-Marathon will be the last run.

The Marathon-to-Marathon course is flat and primarily on rural, farm-to-market roads. The course is very fast, but the June weather will likely slow runners compared to some other flat Spring races.

Marathon Rankings

The Marathon-to-Marathon was the th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the th largest in 2016.

Last year 9.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Marathon-to-Marathon the th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.36 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Iowa.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Marathon-to-Marathon a PR Score of 97.24. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Iowa.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1440 feet (439m)
Min Elevation: 1266 feet (385m)


Recent Marathon-to-Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Marathon-to-Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great small town marathon.

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