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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, April 29, 2018
2017: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.62
Course Score: 98.62

Race Size

2017: 1,226 Finishers
2016: 334 Finishers
2015: 414 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 5.6%
2016: 8.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon takes runners from the Pro Football Hall of Fame down towards Downtown Canton. The first 3-4 miles are mostly downhill. Mile 4 to 5.5 are a gradual climb to the Northern section of Canton. Mile 5.5 to 7 are a gradual downhill. Mile 7 to 9 take you along Monument Drive which has mild rolling terrain. Miles 9 to 11 is flat and fast. Mile 11 to 12 does include a mild climb and gets you back towards the finish.

Mile 13 to 15 is a mild downhill section. Mile 15 to 20 winds through a residential section approaching Perry Twp. Mile 20 to 24 is a very slight climb heading back towards the finish. Mile 24 to 26 eases runners up slightly into Plain Twp, winding through a residential area. Mile 26 to the Finish is downhill.

Marathon Rankings

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon was the 70th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 187th largest in 2016.

Last year 5.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon the 334th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 252nd highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.62 ranks it as the 254th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th fastest course in Ohio.

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 Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon a PR Score of 98.62. This PR Score ranks it as the 193rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in Ohio.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1152 feet (351m)
Min Elevation: 1019 feet (310m)


Recent Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars


2017 marathon was a disaster. Many water stations empty and vacant for last 10 miles. Post race refreshments near nothing an terrible line up. Promised prizes for winning age category never received. If you quit 1/2 way you got a result for 1/2 marathon instead of a dnf.

Race Tips

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

review of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Well organized, Start and finish went without a hitch. Water stops were adequate and strategically located just prior to an uphill challenge. The SWAG included a stellar medallion, stunning tech shirt and a full blanket with the marathon logo. The course was hilly and caught many people out of their norm.

Race Tips

I took the course as a training run and fortunately did not try to race it from the start. Although I ran just the half I kept my marathon pace consistent for the first three miles and got a good feel for the rest of the course. I took on some water at almost every station. The hills will drain your liquids. I used an increased breathing cadence as I scaled every hill pumping oxygen into the system before the muscles called for it.

Excellent choice for a training run 4 to six weeks prior to your main event. Don't expect to PR unless this your first race. Run for fun or training.

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

Adequate parking near by the Hall of Fame if you arrive an hour prior to race time. Shuttle busses are provided if you park in the County Fair Grounds.

Finish Time Equivalent

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