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Martian Marathon

Dearborn, MI

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 56°F (13°C)
Average Low: 34° F (1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.24
Course Score: 99.24

Race Size

2016: 199 Finishers
2015: 265 Finishers
2014: 361 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 14.1%
2015: 12.1%
2014: 14.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Martian Marathon course is one of the flattest Spring marathons in the U.S. In addition, the typically cool race day temperatures can make for a very fast race. Definitely a PR and/or BQ course.

Marathon Rankings

The Martian Marathon was the 239th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 195th largest in 2014.

This year 14.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Martian Marathon the 129th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 83rd highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.24 ranks it as the 136th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Michigan.

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 Martian Marathon a PR Score of 99.24. This PR Score ranks it as the 94th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Michigan.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 635 feet (193m)
Min Elevation: 581 feet (177m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Martian Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Martian Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Fast and flat - BQed in 2014 - Great weather !!

Run it if you like small marathons without all the hype, crowd, etc ...

Race Tips

Consistent split course -
Merging with half marathoners @ mile 20 can give you a boost.

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

Comfort Inn, Dearborn is ideally placed (can walk to the start - 10 minutes)

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Martian Marathon in 3:59:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.