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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, February 25, 2018
2017: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 53°F (11°C)
Average Low: 37° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.92
Course Score: 98.92

Race Size

2017: 28 Finishers
2016: 36 Finishers
2015: 10 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 7.1%
2016: 8.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Shelby Forest Marathon course is nearly 13 complete loops of an approximately two mile route. The course loop is fairly flat with the high point of the loop 25 feet higher than the low point.

Marathon Rankings

The Shelby Forest Loop Marathon was the 522nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 586th largest in 2016.

Last year 7.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Shelby Forest Loop Marathon the 286th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 266th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.92 ranks it as the 219th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Tennessee.

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 Shelby Forest Loop Marathon a PR Score of 98.92. This PR Score ranks it as the 159th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Tennessee.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 372 feet (113m)
Min Elevation: 338 feet (103m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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