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Ocala Marathon

Ocala, FL

Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.44
Course Score: 97.44

Race Size

2017: 75 Finishers
2016: 54 Finishers
2015: 67 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 10.7%
2016: 9.3%
2015: 13.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Ocala Marathon course consists of two loops through the gently rolling hills of Ocala's horse farm country.

Marathon Rankings

The Ocala Marathon was the 537th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 475th largest in 2015.

This year 10.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Ocala Marathon the 235th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 40th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 97.44 ranks it as the 343rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 17th fastest course in Florida.

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 Ocala Marathon a PR Score of 97.44. This PR Score ranks it as the 302nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 13th fastest in Florida.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 184 feet (56m)
Min Elevation: 58 feet (17m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Ocala Marathon

5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2017 Ocala Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

review of 2014 Ocala Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Well organized friendly race through rolling hills and horse farms. A little more hilly than expected for a Florida marathon. Very small marathon with about 100 finishers. There is also a half marathon and a 5K. Weather was cold at the start and warm at the finish.

Race Tips

No pacers so find someone to run with. Mile markers but the only clock was at the finish. You will however feel special since the water stop volunteers know who you are.

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

We stayed at the Hilton about a half mile away. Parking at the start is very easy and convenient.

Finish Time Equivalent

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