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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, April 29, 2018
2017: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 63°F (17°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.22
Course Score: 99.22

Race Size

2017: 2,043 Finishers
2016: 1,951 Finishers
2015: 1,919 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 13.6%
2016: 14.6%
2015: 11.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The New Jersey Marathon course is very flat and has no significant inclines. There are only a few small bridges to cross. A PR or Boston Qualifying time course as long as the weather is on the cool side for this time of year.


Marathon Rankings

The New Jersey Marathon was the 46th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 52nd largest in 2015.

This year 13.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the New Jersey Marathon the 99th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 84th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.22 ranks it as the 148th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in New Jersey.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the New Jersey Marathon a PR Score of 99.22. This PR Score ranks it as the 104th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in New Jersey.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 40 feet (12m)
Min Elevation: 2 feet (0m)

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Recent New Jersey Marathon Reviews

3.9 Stars from 10 Reviews
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review of 2017 New Jersey Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The bag-check area and corrals are much easier logistically than most other marathons. They even have indoor space with indoor plumbing and area much like in airport lobby. They also have dreaded potta potties but on the course, they had fancy potta potties with blue water flush. You run through the various beach towns and boardwalks there was lots of cheering along the course at various spots. They had gatorade and water station every 2 miles or so with great and friendly volunteers. It's one of my favorite so far.

Race Tips

I went for negative split so I did well. You run with half marathoners till mile 11 split so need to run your race and not get caught in running faster that you've planned for marathon pace to have a strong finish.

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

Logistically, it very convenient to get to, park and many hotels near.



review of 2017 New Jersey Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

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review of 2017 New Jersey Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Flat fast course, good organization.

Porta potties not enough at the start resulting in massive lines.

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review of 2017 New Jersey Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Staff and other participants are friendly and supportive Course is full of twists and turns keeping it interesting Spectator support the entire length.

Race Tips

Near the ocean, thus, salty air. Drink, drink, drink. And then drink some more

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

Arrive before 6:00 am



review of 2017 New Jersey Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the New Jersey Marathon in 3:10:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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