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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 67°F (19°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 57° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.80
Course Score: 99.94

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: No Results
2015: 106 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: 9.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Paradise Coast Marathon course is a double loop of a "lollipop" shaped course. It takes runners through Lely Resort - mile after mile of meticulously maintained landscaping, winding roads, water features, hundreds of palm trees and nearly 20 lakes. The finish line is on victory lane of the Florida Sports Park, home of the Swamp Buggy Races.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2017 at the end of the year.

In 2015, 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.94 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Florida.

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 Paradise Coast Marathon a PR Score of 97.80. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Florida.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 9 feet (2m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Paradise Coast Marathon

3 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2015 Paradise Coast Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The medal and shirt are one of the best I have seen anywhere. The course was beautiful through a resort community. There was all kinds of support on the course. A wide variety of snacks after the race. We also go a free beer. It was one of the best organized races I have ever been to.

Race Tips

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

review of 2014 Paradise Coast Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


I thought this race was poorly organized with minimal support. A friend of mine running the full finished in 5 hours and there was no food or drink available. Additionally her first place age group medal was for the previous year.

Race Tips

Lots of concrete and no shade. Not enough direction on the course. I was happy to be running it as a lark.

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

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Paradise Coast Marathon in 3:42:00, 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.