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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.51
Course Score: 98.12

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 132 Finishers
2014: 157 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 9.8%
2014: 8.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon is Wisconsin's longest running marathon. The course travels through forests and fields, along rivers and lakes, numerous hills and elevation changes.

The course starts in the village of Upson and ends on Hurley's Silver Street.

Marathon Rankings

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon was the 366th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 339th largest in 2014.

Last year 9.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Paavo Nurmi Marathon the 201st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 231st highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 98.12 ranks it as the 289th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 18th fastest course in Wisconsin.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Paavo Nurmi Marathon a PR Score of 95.51. This PR Score ranks it as the 374th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 19th fastest in Wisconsin.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1648 feet (502m)
Min Elevation: 1456 feet (443m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Paavo Nurmi Marathon in 4:21:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.