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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, March 11, 2018
2017: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.47
Course Score: 99.47

Race Size

2017: 569 Finishers
2016: 581 Finishers
2015: 629 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 10.9%
2016: 10.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The very flat fast Modesto Marathon course travels through scenic shaded historic college neighborhoods. Runners will then head past Modesto Junior College's west campus, and into the countryside viewing the Diablo Mountain Range, passing the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. The course then heads back toward town, finishing near the host Doubletree Hotel/Modesto Convention Center.

Marathon Rankings

The Modesto Marathon was the 123rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 126th largest in 2016.

Last year 10.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Modesto Marathon the 185th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 187th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.47 ranks it as the 102nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 9th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Modesto Marathon a PR Score of 99.47. This PR Score ranks it as the 66th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in California.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 112 feet (34m)
Min Elevation: 34 feet (10m)


Recent Modesto Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2014 Modesto Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Awesome small town race, well organized, very flat course with few turns.

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Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

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