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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

2018: No Results
2017: 75 Finishers
2016: 54 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 10.7%
2016: 9.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**The 2018 Ocala Marathon has been cancelled**

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 408th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 522nd largest in 2016.

Last 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 188th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 230th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.44 ranks it as the 355th 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 307th 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)


Recent Ocala Marathon Reviews

4.3 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2017 Ocala Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

review of 2017 Ocala Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


This course is very hilly. I ran this race for my first marathon and missed my goal time by 4 minutes. Found out later at the finish that most people do not PR at this race.

Race Tips

If you are planning on running this race hill train, hill train, hill train

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

There are plenty of inexpensive hotels nearby. The start and finish are at the Paddock mall so parking was not an issue.

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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