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Operation Jack Marathon

Los Angeles, CA

Race Dates

2017: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
2016: Monday, December 26, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Out and Backs
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.28
Course Score: 99.28

Race Size

2016: 114 Finishers
2015: 78 Finishers
2014: 82 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.5%
2015: 5.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The flat Operation Jack Marathon course consists of a 6.55 mile segment along the Pacific Ocean and Ballona Creek.

The course first heads to the north turnaround at 4.15 miles, heads back 6.55 miles to the south turnaround in Manhattan Beach. Runners then head 2.4 miles back to the start/finish line to complete the course again.

There is only 29 feet of elevation difference between the high and low points of the course.

Marathon Rankings

The Operation Jack Marathon was the 380th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 447th largest in 2015.

Last year 3.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Operation Jack Marathon the 442nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 374th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.28 ranks it as the 132nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Operation Jack Marathon a PR Score of 99.28. This PR Score ranks it as the 92nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in California.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 40 feet (12m)
Min Elevation: 11 feet (3m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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