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.
The Paradise Coast Marathon was the 399th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 449th largest in 2014.
Last year 9.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.
This gives the Paradise Coast Marathon the 214th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 186th highest percentage in 2014.
Its Course Score of 99.94 ranks it as the 30th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st 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 269th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in Florida.
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