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Morgantown Marathon

Morgantown, WV


Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 64°F (17°C)
Average High: 74°F (23°C)
Average Low: 53° F (11°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.05
Course Score: 96.10

Race Size

2016: 185 Finishers
2015: 301 Finishers
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2016: 4.9%
2015: 4.3%
2014: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Morgantown Marathon starts at the West Virginia University Coliseum and travels down Patteson Drive. The course traverses all seven Wards of Morgantown. The last few miles travel down the Boulevard before finishing back at the coliseum.


Marathon Rankings

The Morgantown Marathon was the 217th largest marathon in the U.S. last year.

This year 4.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Morgantown Marathon the 399th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 327th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 96.10 ranks it as the 384th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in West Virginia.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Morgantown Marathon a PR Score of 95.05. This PR Score ranks it as the 388th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in West Virginia.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1263 feet (385m)
Min Elevation: 819 feet (249m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Morgantown Marathon

4.5 Stars from 2 Reviews



review of 2015 Morgantown Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

The course was fun, many ups and downs and the occasional long, flat stretch. A couple of big downsides though: most runners reported that it was about a half mile longer than 26.2 miles, the second half of the course had sparse crowds, the race was alongside busy roads with vehicles that had heavy emissions.

Race Tips

Learn the course details in advance. Neighborhoods around mile 20 were poorly marked and at some turns, little assistance was present.

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




review of 2015 Morgantown Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

This was a very well run race - especially for a first time event. The organizers and community made me feel welcome and appreciated. Being from the flat, Midwest, I found the hills to be challenging, but not impossible. Probably not a PR course. The frequent change of scenery, helped make the 26 miles go by quickly. One of my favorite Marathons so far! I'll be back.

Race Tips

Do your hill work prior and keep your pace under control. One of the most difficult hills as mile 26. Very good course support.

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

We stayed at a hotel on Van Voohis Road - about 3/4 mile from the start / finish line. I walked to and from the start area. The hotel was also near the WVU football stadium, so there were several nice restaurant options nearby - or you can ride the PRT downtown for more options.



Finish Time Equivalent

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