With the typically cooler and less humid race day weather in this November edition of the Potomac River Run, it should be one of the best opportunities for PRs and BQs in the fall.
The Potomac River Run Marathon course is a narrow (12-foot) wide unpaved trail, entirely flat, past 150-year-old locks and gatehouses. The course is very flat course with the highest point is 110 feet and the lowest point is 29 feet.
The Potomac River Run Marathon (November) was the 342nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 293rd largest in 2014.
This year 15.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Potomac River Run Marathon (November) the 208th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 86th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 99.25 ranks it as the 135th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Maryland.
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 Potomac River Run Marathon (November) a PR Score of 99.25. This PR Score ranks it as the 92nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Maryland.
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