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Race Dates

2016: TBD
2015: TBD

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 60°F (15°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.17
Course Score: 99.17

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: No Results
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: N/A
2014: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**2014 Marathon Cancelled** (12/05/13)

The full marathon will do one loop of the half marathon, then branch off at about mile 11.5 and go further into Hampton and North Hampton. The second loop of the marathon will contain 3-4 new miles of new course, then 8 miles or so of the first loop. As of right now, the elevation guide we have shows this to be the flattest course in New England for a Marathon, and half marathon. The course will be certified and a Boston Qualifier.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2016 at the end of the year.

Its Course Score of 99.17 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in New Hampshire.

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 Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon a PR Score of 99.17. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in New Hampshire.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 85 feet (25m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon

2 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2013 Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon.   

0 / 5 Stars


The flattest course, with lots of beautiful scenery. Plenty of water, gatorade and gel stops. There are volunteers at every turn to direct you where to go. Tons of cheering spectators to keep you going when everything hurts. Great after party, plenty of freebies. I would recommend this to newbie runners and veterans alike!

Race Tips

Very flat course, no major surprises. This is the race to PR.

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

Park at the casino. Only $10 (versus $20 at other lots that are farther away) and it's right by the starting line. Always plenty of spots!

review of 2012 Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


The good...its a fast course with plenty of rest stops..nice after race party.

The bad...congested start will keep your first mile to nine mins unless you start up front.

Race Tips

Long porta potty lines get in line early...first ten plenty of people to pace with then it thins out when half splits off

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

Arrive by 6:30....no bag check so leave it in the car

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Smuttynose Rockfest Marathon in 3:31:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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