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 384th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 303rd largest in 2015.
This year 6.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Miracle Match Marathon the 371st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 91st highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 98.01 ranks it as the 298th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 21st 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 253rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 19th fastest in Texas.
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