The challenging Miracle Math Marathon course travels over the rolling Central Texas hills. Highlighting Waco's most valuable assets, the race runs through the Baylor campus, up historic Austin Avenue, climbs up Lake Shore Drive, and tackles the hills of McLennan Community College. The second half of the course is especially hilly with the last portion through the relentless hills of Cameron Park. Running along the Brazos River, the final two miles are flat. The finish is unique on the suspension bridge.
The only solace for this challenging course is that the average race day weather is typically low and good for running a marathon.
The Miracle Match Marathon was the 310th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 282nd largest in 2014.
This year 5.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 0.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Miracle Match Marathon the 474th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 248th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 98.01 ranks it as the 294th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 20th fastest course in Texas.
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 Miracle Match Marathon a PR Score of 98.01. This PR Score ranks it as the 248th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 18th fastest in Texas.
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