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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 68°F (20°C)
Average High: 82°F (27°C)
Average Low: 53° F (11°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.47
Course Score: 99.16

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 1,276 Finishers
2015: 1,440 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 19.4%
2015: 22.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

If temperatures stay lower than normal, the race will give up many PRs and Boston Qualifying times (BQs) on the mostly flat Santa Rosa Marathon course.


Marathon Rankings

The Santa Rosa Marathon was the 72nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 65th largest in 2015.

Last year 19.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 22.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Santa Rosa Marathon the 47th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 21st highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 99.16 ranks it as the 166th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Santa Rosa Marathon a PR Score of 98.47. This PR Score ranks it as the 218th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 15th fastest in California.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 174 feet (53m)
Min Elevation: 69 feet (21m)

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Recent Santa Rosa Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 6 Reviews
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review of 2016 Santa Rosa Marathon.   

1 / 5 Stars

Review

Terrible organization. Pacers off route. This has happened 3 times in 4 years. Terrible experience. Dont go.

Race Tips


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




review of 2016 Santa Rosa Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars

Review

Improperly marked course in 2016. Similar problems in previous years.

Race Tips

Nice course, wine at water stops.

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




review of 2016 Santa Rosa Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Flat, fast, and well managed, this was a good race.

Race Tips

I feared it might be hot but it was actually fine. The race starts downtown, follows a stream out into wine country, loops right through a vineyard before making its way back to town.

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

All the hotels become expensive on race day - I ended up paying $200 for a Motel.



review of 2015 Santa Rosa Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

We run through the barrel room of an actual winery............Awesome! Beautiful Course.

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review of 2015 Santa Rosa Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I liked the area in California, would be great to have guests along due to being in wine country.

I liked the bottle of wine in place of a shirt, however I would also like a shirt. I bought one.

I liked the course. Going through the winery was interesting.

I liked the expo was held at the winery - transportation was well done.

Race Tips

Although the overall elevation gain is minimal, there are some small rolling hills that I did not expect. Nothing major but coming from Florida I noticed them. Also some of the blacktop roads were heavily pitted/patched and I recall them being rough in small stretches.

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

I stayed about 30 miles away, but had no issues getting to the race and expo using a rental car.

I flew out of San Fran the day of the race. I might do it differently next time and get an even later flight.



Finish Time Equivalent

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