The Full-Marathon, USATF certified, starts on the north side of the Loons Stadium and proceeds east on Lyon to Washington, south on Washington to Discovery way, east on Discovery way to Saginaw Rd, south on Saginaw Rd to Bay City Rd, east on Bay City Rd. to Waldo Rd, south on Waldo Rd to Salzburg, east on Salzburg to Fajole, south on Fajole to Hotchkiss, east on Hotchkiss to Carter, south on Carter to Sarle, east on Sarle to Webster (11 Mile), North on Webster (11 Mile) to Hotchkiss, east on Hotchkiss to 3 Mile Rd, North on 3 Mile Rd to Midland St, east on Midland St thru Dean st-- finishing in the historical district in Bay City's Westside (crossroads of Midland St & Dean St).
The course is mostly flat and fast. If the weather is a little cooler than normal, PRs and BQs are very achievable.
Rankings will be listed once the results for 2015 have been posted.
Its Course Score of 99.63 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Michigan.
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 Qualifier Marathon a PR Score of 99.63. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Michigan.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.