A very flat Queen City Marathon course begins with a short 3km loop through Wascana Park. The running surface is primarily paved pathways, with some residential streets and small sections of crushed-stone pathway. The course starts at an elevation of 579 meters (1,900 feet). The lowest point is 545 meters (1,788 feet) near the 16km mark. The highest point is 617 meters (2,024 feet) near the 28km mark.
The Queen City Marathon was the 15th largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 14th largest in 2014.
This year 12% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Queen City Marathon the 26th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 25th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 99.71 ranks it as the 6th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 2nd fastest course in Saskatchewan.
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 Queen City Marathon a PR Score of 99.71. This PR Score ranks it as the 5th fastest marathon in Canada and the 2nd fastest in Saskatchewan.
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