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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 28, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.46
Course Score: 97.77

Race Size

2017: 2,445 Finishers
2016: 2,951 Finishers
2015: 2,646 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 1.6%
2016: 3.4%
2015: 3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon course is a hilly and challenging tour through Nashville. Runners will find solace that the the last 6 miles is relatively flat and will give runners a break from the constant hills.


Marathon Rankings

The Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon was the 28th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 27th largest in 2015.

This year 1.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon the 440th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 299th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 97.77 ranks it as the 333rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Tennessee.

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 Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon a PR Score of 96.46. This PR Score ranks it as the 366th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in Tennessee.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 624 feet (190m)
Min Elevation: 403 feet (122m)

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Recent Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon Reviews

4.2 Stars from 6 Reviews
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review of 2017 Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Organization was great, race starts slowly. Hilly course. Be prepared for hot and humid. Difficult to get ready for if you live north of TN.

Race Tips

First half was hilly so make sure you do some hill work as part of your training

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Hotels in Nashville are very expenses. I'd suggest using AirB&B. Try to stay within walking distance of start and finish.



review of 2017 Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2017 Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars

Review

Too early, first hot day means you train in the cold and have to adjust to a very hot day for race day. Limited aid support along the course.

Race Tips

Parking is far from start.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We brought scooters for the kids to get around to see the racer multiple times along the course. If I was alone it still would be a good idea to have a scooter. bikes would be too big/difficult to navigate in that much foot traffic



review of 2017 Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Being my first 1/2 I have nothing to compare it to. However, the race was very organized. The expo was great. We spent a few hours in there. It was extremely hot and humid on race day, but there were lots of water and gatorade on the course. They also had a stop with cold sponges to cool off with. And one station with gu. There were people cheering all along the way. And bands ever few miles. The finish line was stocked with drinks, fruit and pretzels. It was in the sun so I made my way to the hotel pretty quickly. Overall a great experience in a great city.

Race Tips

Get to starting line early. There were so many people trying to get to their corals. It was a bit clastaphobic. There are bathrooms every few miles, so don't wait until you have to go. Carry little as possible. Everything you need is on the course. Course is hilly, so prepare properly.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

We stayed in hotel that was within walking distance to starting and finish line. That was helpful. Get to race early.



review of 2016 Rock n Roll Nashville Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

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Finish Time Equivalent

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