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Marathon, IA

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, June 10, 2017
2016: Saturday, June 11, 2016

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

2016: 118 Finishers
2015: 127 Finishers
2014: 175 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.4%
2015: 11.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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 374th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 364th largest in 2015.

Last year 3.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Marathon-to-Marathon the 443rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 131st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.36 ranks it as the 118th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st 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 314th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Iowa.

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Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews for the Marathon-to-Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Marathon-to-Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great small town marathon.

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