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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, October 21, 2017
2016: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 34° F (1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 92.26
Course Score: 92.26

Race Size

2016: 48 Finishers
2015: 62 Finishers
2014: 26 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 0%
2015: 1.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Petrified Forest Marathon is a point-to-point course than runs from the north end of the park to the south end. The course has a net elevation loss of about 400 feet; however, the are several hills along the route.

Marathon Rankings

The Petrified Forest Marathon was the 563rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 494th largest in 2015.

Last year no finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 1.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Petrified Forest Marathon the 488th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 458th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 92.26 ranks it as the 418th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 9th fastest course in Arizona.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Petrified Forest Marathon a PR Score of 92.26. This PR Score ranks it as the 414th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in Arizona.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5888 feet (1795m)
Min Elevation: 5331 feet (1625m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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