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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018
2017: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 73°F (22°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.38
Course Score: 99.05

Race Size

2017: 399 Finishers
2016: 488 Finishers
2015: 538 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 8%
2016: 5.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Other than a few bridge crossings and a large hill early in the race, the Quad Cities marathon course is very flat.

However, late-September temperatures and humidity levels are typically high and may slow some runners - especially those not well acclimated to the weather.

Marathon Rankings

The Quad Cities Marathon was the 158th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 147th largest in 2016.

Last year 8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Quad Cities Marathon the 257th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 346th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.05 ranks it as the 190th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Illinois.

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 Quad Cities Marathon a PR Score of 96.38. This PR Score ranks it as the 372nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in Illinois.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 688 feet (209m)
Min Elevation: 555 feet (169m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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