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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, October 14, 2017
2016: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: 63 Finishers
2015: 56 Finishers
2014: 87 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 9.5%
2015: 3.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

New River Trail Marathon course is all dirt, flat and entirely along the New River and Chestnut Creek in the New River Trail State Park.

The course starts at the Fries New River Trail terminus and travels north to Fries Junction. Once here, the route turns south and continues to the turn around near Cliffview. Runners then turns around and finishes at Fries.

The primary race is the 50K. However, runners can receive splits for the marathon and use it for Boston qualifying.


Marathon Rankings

The New River Trail Marathon was the 513th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 506th largest in 2015.

Last year 9.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the New River Trail Marathon the 227th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 406th highest percentage in 2015.


There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the New River Trail Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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


Elevation Chart

No course elevation available at this time.




Ratings & Reviews: None




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