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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, January 28, 2018
2017: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.92
Course Score: 99.62

Race Size

2017: 428 Finishers
2016: 479 Finishers
2015: 490 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 18.7%
2016: 13.4%
2015: 10.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Town of Celebration Marathon course is an extremely flat double loop through residential areas. There are many turns along the course as well.

Marathon Rankings

The Town of Celebration Marathon was the 153rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 147th largest in 2015.

This year 18.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Town of Celebration Marathon the 118th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 55th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.62 ranks it as the 70th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Florida.

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 Town of Celebration Marathon a PR Score of 98.92. This PR Score ranks it as the 154th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Florida.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 93 feet (28m)
Min Elevation: 68 feet (20m)


Recent Town of Celebration Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Town of Celebration Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Celebration is a unique community and a nice place to run. The locals were very welcoming and supportive. The two loop course is run on roads, boardwalks and paved pathways and somewhat scenic. The volunteer support and post race festivities were fantastic. The course is flat, but has more turns than I like. They seemed to struggle with the results after the race and it took a long time to get the awards ceremony started.

Race Tips

The course is flat and two loops and is best run at an even pace. If your fast, you may encounter some slower half marathoners on your 2nd loop. I had no problem getting by them.

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

There is a hotel near the start finish. If you on a tight travel budget, you can stay in Kissimmee. It's very inexpensive and only a couple miles from the start.

Finish Time Equivalent

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