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Sunburst Marathon

South Bend, IN

Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 66°F (18°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 56° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.12
Course Score: 98.81

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 322 Finishers
2015: 357 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 8.7%
2015: 6.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Sunburst Marathon course is flat with a few short steep hills and one half mile incline.

Marathon Rankings

The Sunburst Marathon was the 197th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 182nd largest in 2015.

Last year 8.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Sunburst Marathon the 254th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 315th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.81 ranks it as the 222nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Indiana.

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 Sunburst Marathon a PR Score of 98.12. This PR Score ranks it as the 245th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in Indiana.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 746 feet (227m)
Min Elevation: 662 feet (201m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Sunburst Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2012 Sunburst Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Many water stations and Gu provided, nice course, slightly hill, but nothing extreme. Really enjoyed myself, we had great weather in 2012. The 6am start is nice hen June weather can be warm.

Race Tips

Really watch the markings,4 races going on and the markings are be color...need to make sure you closely followthem to not get of course.

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

Parking is Free...lots of it for the Marathon runners, gets packed for the later races.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Sunburst Marathon in 2:59:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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