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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, October 7, 2018
2017: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.51
Course Score: 98.51

Race Size

2017: 72 Finishers
2016: 156 Finishers
2015: 122 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 6.9%
2016: 12.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Rails to Trails Marathon course travels from from Norwalk to Sparta, WI.

The course starts in the Norwalk Village park, heads Southeast of Norwalk Village Park, approx. 1.5 miles and then turns around and heads back to the Norwalk Village park and then heads Northwest approximately 11.5 miles and then loops back to the village park to complete the course.

The route features a 3/4 mile train tunnel.

Marathon Rankings

The Rails to Trails Marathon was the 415th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 309th largest in 2016.

Last year 6.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Rails to Trails Marathon the 293rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 137th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.51 ranks it as the 268th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in Wisconsin.

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 Rails to Trails Marathon a PR Score of 98.51. This PR Score ranks it as the 210th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in Wisconsin.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1224 feet (373m)
Min Elevation: 819 feet (249m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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