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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.11
Course Score: 99.61

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 218 Finishers
2014: 190 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 17%
2014: 14.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The very flat loop Monster Mash Marathon course starts and finishes at the Dover International Speedway. The race will start inside on the Monster Mile track and finish outside of the track in front of the giant statue "Miles the Monster." The course runs outside the Monster Mile Stadium on the rural roads of Dover, DE.

Marathon Rankings

The Monster Mash Marathon was the 274th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 293rd largest in 2014.

Last year 17% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Monster Mash Marathon the 64th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 91st highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 99.61 ranks it as the 71st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Delaware.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Monster Mash Marathon a PR Score of 99.11. This PR Score ranks it as the 114th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Delaware.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 40 feet (12m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Monster Mash Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Monster Mash Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great course and race organization.

There was not much offered for post race refreshments.

Race Tips

Flat course that is conducive to steady pace strategy.

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

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Monster Mash Marathon in 4:52:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.