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Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 61°F (16°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.38
Course Score: 98.38

Race Size

2016: 106 Finishers
2015: 93 Finishers
2014: 96 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 4.7%
2015: 11.8%
2014: 9.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The out-and-back Sleeping Bear Marathon course will take runners by the "Dune Climb", past Little Glen Lake, and through the village of Glen Arbor.


Marathon Rankings

The Sleeping Bear Marathon was the 419th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 415th largest in 2014.

This year 4.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Sleeping Bear Marathon the 139th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 332nd highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 98.38 ranks it as the 264th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Michigan.

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 Sleeping Bear Marathon a PR Score of 98.38. This PR Score ranks it as the 213th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Michigan.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 809 feet (246m)
Min Elevation: 589 feet (179m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Sleeping Bear Marathon

4 Stars from 1 Reviews



review of 2013 Sleeping Bear Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

This marathon is a challenge with the hills. You run the hills both out and back. Typically a course that is difficult to PR. Do not expect many cheer squads unless you bring your own.

Race Tips

Practice running on tired legs and lots of hill work. From mile 18.5 to mile 24.75 is mostly hills with climbs of nearly 200 feet.

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

The hotel in Empire fills fast so book early. If you want a pasta dinner at a restaurant make reservations early or have the pasta dinner at packet pick up. Parking is close by and plentiful.



Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Sleeping Bear Marathon in 4:05:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.