The Montgomery Marathon starts at the Alley's Water Tower in downtown Montgomery. The first two miles are uphill.
Around mile 3, the course goes through Montgomery's oldest park, Oak Park. Runners travel over I-85.
Between miles 6 through 9, runners go through Huntingdon College the Old Cloverdale neighborhood.
Runners will then encounter a hill on Perry St. around mile 10, cross over I-85 again, and run through downtown Montgomery.
The course then travels through Maxwell Air Force Base. Here, the course is comprised of 11 flat miles along side the Alabama River and airfields.
Leaving he air base, runners go over I-65 and make their way back into Montgomery with a finish in the outfield of Riverwalk Stadium.
The Montgomery Marathon was the 251st largest marathon in the U.S. last year.
This year 8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Montgomery Marathon the 251st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 260th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.99 ranks it as the 298th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Alabama.
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 Montgomery Marathon a PR Score of 97.84. This PR Score ranks it as the 269th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Alabama.
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