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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 69°F (20°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.25
Course Score: 99.57

Race Size

2017: 105 Finishers
2016: 144 Finishers
2015: 118 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 20%
2016: 16.7%
2015: 10.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Pacific Northwest Marathon is a flat loop course with only approximately 40 feet of difference between the high and low points of the course.


Marathon Rankings

The Pacific Northwest Marathon was the 332nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 371st largest in 2015.

This year 20% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Pacific Northwest Marathon the 70th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 25th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.57 ranks it as the 79th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Oregon.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Pacific Northwest Marathon a PR Score of 99.25. This PR Score ranks it as the 97th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Oregon.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 429 feet (130m)
Min Elevation: 391 feet (119m)

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Recent Pacific Northwest Marathon Reviews

4.2 Stars from 5 Reviews
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5 / 5 Stars

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5 / 5 Stars

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Race morning starts with an early start at 6am for the slower paces. This course is one of the few in the Northwest that is open for 7 plus hours for the marathon giving everyone a chance to reach for their unicorn moment. Once you arrive you can check your bag with the registration volunteers and do what you need to start.



review of 2017 Pacific Northwest Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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These people really focus on the runners, not the hype. It is a beautiful course and plenty of support.

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Very flat.

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1 / 5 Stars

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5 / 5 Stars

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Pacific Northwest Marathon in 4:42:00, 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.