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Soldier Marathon

Ft. Benning, GA

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, November 11, 2017
2016: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.02
Course Score: 98.33

Race Size

2016: 455 Finishers
2015: 523 Finishers
2014: 642 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 7.7%
2015: 2.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Soldier Marathon begins at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia at the Avenue of Flags. It travels for approximately 7.5 miles through Ft. Benning. The course then continues along the banks of the Chattahoochee River on the Riverwalk for an out-and-back section from Oxbow Meadows to Uptown Columbus.

The course then runs into Phenix City, Alabama via the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge, and then returns over the Dillingham Bridge back into Columbus and runs south on the Riverwalk from the Trade Center back to the National Infantry Museum.

Marathon Rankings

The Soldier Marathon was the 157th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 142nd largest in 2015.

Last year 7.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 2.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Soldier Marathon the 301st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 427th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.33 ranks it as the 273rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Georgia.

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 Soldier Marathon a PR Score of 98.02. This PR Score ranks it as the 252nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Georgia.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 351 feet (107m)
Min Elevation: 200 feet (60m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

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