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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, October 28, 2017

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: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.59
Course Score: 98.59

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 275 Finishers
2015: 355 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 10.6%
2015: 13%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The first half of the Spinx Runfest Marathon is a winding loop on city streets and paved trails. The terrain is rolling with a few short steep hills. The second 13.1 miles are on relatively flat, straight roads, including 6 miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Marathon Rankings

The Spinx Runfest Marathon was the 222nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 186th largest in 2015.

Last year 10.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Spinx Runfest Marathon the 187th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 111th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.59 ranks it as the 258th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in South Carolina.

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 Spinx Runfest Marathon a PR Score of 98.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 195th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in South Carolina.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1112 feet (339m)
Min Elevation: 926 feet (282m)


Recent Spinx Runfest Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2017 Spinx Runfest Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Likes, not a lot of traffic. hills were not hard or too steep. the last 6 were flat and fast dislikes, no goos handed out late or any other item except gatorade/water. age group awards were coffee mugs that you can buy at any spinx store. if you are fortunate enough to place in a marathon it needs to be something nice that shows your accomplishment.

Race Tips

Perfect marathon to run a negative split. stay slow the first 10 at least then change gears. it worked for me

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

review of 2017 Spinx Runfest Marathon.   

2 / 5 Stars


Pros: weathertends to be advantageous. Last year was super hot: this year was cool and slightly rainy.

Cons: everything else. 1000 turns with only 10 people giving directions. I got off course and ran an extra .5 miles, derailing my PR chance. Had to stop for traffic on three occasions. 6 water stations for the whole 26 miles? Post race food is pre packaged gas station food with bananas.
I won't run this one again.

Race Tips

Hilly with lots and lots and lots of turns. God practice would be to do a bunch laps around your living room couch.

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

review of 2015 Spinx Runfest Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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