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Rock n Roll USA Marathon

Washington, DC

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, March 11, 2017
2016: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 47°F (8°C)
Average High: 56°F (13°C)
Average Low: 38° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.77
Course Score: 97.77

Race Size

2016: 2,476 Finishers
2015: 2,494 Finishers
2014: 2,735 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 6%
2015: 6.1%
2014: 6.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

**Course Changes for 2015**

The Rock 'n' Roll USA Marathon takes runners through a tour of many of Washington, D.C.'s historic sights.

The race starts on Constitution Ave., in sight of the Washington Monument. The course then loops around D.C. until finishing near RFK Stadium.

Marathon Rankings

The Rock n Roll USA Marathon was the 35th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 37th largest in 2014.

This year 6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Rock n Roll USA Marathon the 351st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 231st highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 97.77 ranks it as the 316th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Washington D.C..

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 Rock n Roll USA Marathon a PR Score of 97.77. This PR Score ranks it as the 272nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Washington D.C..

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 199 feet (60m)
Min Elevation: 2 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Rock n Roll USA Marathon

4 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2010 Rock n Roll USA Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


The first 1/2 of the race is awesome while running through the heart of the Capital, i.e. White House, Capital building, etc. The second 1/2 was an afterthought as you run through the hilly industrial area of D.C. The race is a 1/2 and full combo and most participants are running the 1/2.

Race Tips

Course is mainly flat with rolling hills in the second 1/2.

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

Some good room rates for participants through the race website. Staying in D.C. can be expensive so take advantage of the race website.

Finish Time Equivalent

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