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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, January 22, 2017
2016: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 47°F (8°C)
Average High: 59°F (15°C)
Average Low: 36° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.01
Course Score: 98.01

Race Size

2016: 109 Finishers
2015: 172 Finishers
2014: 196 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.5%
2015: 0.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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.

Marathon Rankings

The Miracle Match Marathon was the 385th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 307th largest in 2015.

Last 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 375th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 472nd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.01 ranks it as the 296th 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 251st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 18th fastest in Texas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 644 feet (196m)
Min Elevation: 387 feet (117m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Miracle Match Marathon in 4:09:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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