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.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon was the 188th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 158th largest in 2015.
Last year 8.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon the 258th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 231st highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 98.62 ranks it as the 236th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th 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 181st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in Ohio.
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