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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.25
Course Score: 98.34

Race Size

2016: 83 Finishers
2015: 114 Finishers
2014: 120 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 9.6%
2015: 12.3%
2014: 10%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Minocqua No Frills Marathon course surface consists of about 20 miles of gravel path, half a mile of dirt and almost six miles of paved road.

The Minocqua No Frills Marathon is a point-to-point course, beginning at Nokomis Community Park on Highway L (Old 51) about 20 miles south of Minocqua.

The first six miles of the course are on paved town roads with the remaining 20 miles on the crushed granite Bearskin Trail. The course ends at the trail head in downtown Minocqua.

Marathon Rankings

The Minocqua No Frills Marathon was the 386th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 375th largest in 2014.

This year 9.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Minocqua No Frills Marathon the 123rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 150th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.34 ranks it as the 268th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 16th fastest course in Wisconsin.

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 Minocqua No Frills Marathon a PR Score of 97.25. This PR Score ranks it as the 311th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 18th fastest in Wisconsin.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1648 feet (502m)
Min Elevation: 1479 feet (450m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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