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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, March 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, March 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 60°F (15°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.75
Course Score: 99.75

Race Size

2016: 1,720 Finishers
2015: 1,888 Finishers
2014: 1,745 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 12.2%
2015: 13.8%
2014: 13.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Napa Valley Marathon is a a net downhill course, traveling from nearly 400 feet above sea level to about 60 feet above sea level at the finish line. Although it is net downhill, there are some rolling hills, but the last five miles are flat.

Marathon Rankings

The Napa Valley Marathon was the 54th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 59th largest in 2014.

This year 12.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Napa Valley Marathon the 101st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 104th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.75 ranks it as the 46th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in California.

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 Napa Valley Marathon a PR Score of 99.75. This PR Score ranks it as the 37th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in California.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 395 feet (120m)
Min Elevation: 57 feet (17m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Napa Valley Marathon

4 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2012 Napa Valley Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Nice course in a nice area with closed roads a majority of the way. Very little crowd support along the way since it is hard to get to the course while cars are not allowed on the roads.

Race Tips

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

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Napa Valley Marathon in 3:33:00, 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.