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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 55°F (12°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.21
Course Score: 99.21

Race Size

2017: 517 Finishers
2016: 585 Finishers
2015: 586 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 27.9%
2016: 18.8%
2015: 21.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Snickers (Albany) Marathon is a fast and flat marathon course through some industrial areas, but mainly on residential streets. If the weather cooperates then it is a PR and course and an excellent race to qualify for Boston (BQ).


Marathon Rankings

The Snickers Marathon was the 125th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 131st largest in 2015.

This year 27.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 18.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Snickers Marathon the 51st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 8th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.21 ranks it as the 145th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Georgia.

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 Snickers Marathon a PR Score of 99.21. This PR Score ranks it as the 101st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Georgia.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 196 feet (59m)
Min Elevation: 129 feet (39m)

Snickers




Recent Snickers Marathon Reviews

4.6 Stars from 8 Reviews
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review of 2017 Snickers Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I really appreciated the consistency of restrooms and drinks every 2 miles. This is so hard to find in most races - THANK YOU!! The volunteers were great all around, and actually I went home saying I fell in love with the entire community after a weekend in Albany. The only thing, and I truly mean only thing that I would consider changing is there being snickers at the finish... I was kinda hoping there would be one waiting on me once I hit mile 22. :)

Race Tips

I would suggest to (Marathon) runners new to this run: bring extra layers to shed!! It starts off freezing, and you're mostly running in the shade, but towards the end of it you'll find yourself sweating like crazy. Buy long shirts on clearance or use old clothes you don't mind not getting back!

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

I used the Courtyard by Marriot, and while it was a drive to the start line - it was only 10 minutes! Of course - it's ideal to stay within walking distance of start line, so I would say book a hotel as early as you can so you don't miss out! The Hilton (start line location) fills up fast.



review of 2017 Snickers Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars

Review

Course was just okay, not marked clear enough, and why was there absolutely no Snickers on the course at all...

Race Tips

Course should have been marked better

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

No hotels could be found, finally a nasty room was found at the Quality Inn



review of 2017 Snickers Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I have run the full 3 times and the half twice. Course is a generally flat with enough mild ups and downs to give your legs a change of pace. Course support is the best. Plenty of well stocked aid stations with supportive volunteers. Albany puts on a top notch race. Keep up the good work.

Race Tips


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

Plenty of porta-lavs at the start and along the route. Plenty of parking.



review of 2017 Snickers Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Very nice race! Packet pick up and parking on race morning were easy and no stress. The pace groups were good. I would definitely recommend to first time marathoners!

Race Tips


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




review of 2016 Snickers Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great race and volunteers.

Race Tips


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Finish Time Equivalent

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