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Running the Shoals Marathon

Muscle Shoals, AL

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, March 18, 2017
2016: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.90
Course Score: 97.90

Race Size

2016: 56 Finishers
2015: 44 Finishers
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.6%
2015: 0%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Running the Shoals Marathon course travels along all 36 holes of The Shoals Robert Trent Jones golf courses in addition to the 13 miles on paved residential roads.

There are lots of turns on this course - especially the portion on the golf course.

Marathon Rankings

The Running the Shoals Marathon was the 535th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 555th largest in 2015.

Last year 3.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and no runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Running the Shoals Marathon the 440th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 478th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.90 ranks it as the 305th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Alabama.

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 Running the Shoals Marathon a PR Score of 97.90. This PR Score ranks it as the 268th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Alabama.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 651 feet (198m)
Min Elevation: 538 feet (164m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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