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Med-City Marathon

Rochester, MN

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, May 28, 2017
2016: Sunday, May 29, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 73°F (22°C)
Average Low: 51° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.30
Course Score: 99.20

Race Size

2016: 360 Finishers
2015: 292 Finishers
2014: 319 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 8.6%
2015: 11%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Med-City Marathon was the 174th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 224th largest in 2015.

Last year 8.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Med-City Marathon the 262nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 156th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.20 ranks it as the 151st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Minnesota.

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 Med-City Marathon a PR Score of 98.30. This PR Score ranks it as the 231st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in Minnesota.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1262 feet (384m)
Min Elevation: 975 feet (297m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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