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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, January 14, 2018
2017: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 55°F (12°C)
Average Low: 35° F (1°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 100.02
Course Score: 100.02

Race Size

2017: 181 Finishers
2016: 151 Finishers
2015: 188 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 7.2%
2016: 8.6%
2015: 17%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Typically cool race day weather and a downhill course make the Redding Marathon a fast possible BQ and PR course. The course is now all paved walking/biking trails.

The marathon starts at Shasta Dam Visitors’ Center parking lot with a quick descent for the first 3-4 miles. Miles 5 to about halfway are flat and then rolling. After ~mile 14 it is relatively flat until the great finish at Sundial Bridge.


Marathon Rankings

The Redding Marathon was the 325th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 286th largest in 2015.

This year 7.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Redding Marathon the 261st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 135th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 100.02 ranks it as the 34th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in California.

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 Redding Marathon a PR Score of 100.02. This PR Score ranks it as the 32nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in California.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1072 feet (326m)
Min Elevation: 472 feet (143m)

Redding




Recent Redding Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2017 Redding Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Most beautiful views the whole way. Awesome volunteers and well organized.

Race Tips

Be PREPARED for the hills.

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review of 2016 Redding Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars

Review

Pretty course, good wildlife. However, the aid station fuel didn't match what the website said. In fact, no calories provided in first half of the race. Deceptively hilly with lots of subtle rolling. Still fun though, just tough going.

Race Tips

Bring a couple of your own gu's even if you don't usually do that. Maybe more hill training. Don't expect any socializing. It's a quiet race, and i think often a wet race.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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