Facebook Twitter

Wait until the last minute to order a Pace Band?
Choose Expedited or Express Shipping at Checkout and receive your Band in 1-3 Days.

We Need Your Help!!

We are creating a Marathon Time Predictor Tool utilizing scientific research and data from individual runners' races and training.

Please take 3-4 minutes and complete our Questionnaire to help build this tool. Thank you.

Towpath Marathon

Peninsula, OH

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.35
Course Score: 99.50

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 353 Finishers
2014: 329 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 12.7%
2014: 12.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

Marathon Pace Bands

See what splits you need to run for the Towpath Marathon or other marathons, adjusted for the specific terrain of each marathon and your goal time, and pacing strategies.

Create and Order your Waterproof, Snap-on Pace Band for only $6.99.

Course Description

The majority of the Towpath Marathon is run on the Towpath Trail which is comprised of a firmly packed, crushed limestone.

Marathon Rankings

The Towpath Marathon was the 190th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 212th largest in 2014.

Last year 12.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Towpath Marathon the 119th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 128th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 99.50 ranks it as the 88th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Ohio.

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 Towpath Marathon a PR Score of 99.35. This PR Score ranks it as the 79th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Ohio.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 734 feet (223m)
Min Elevation: 631 feet (192m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Towpath Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Towpath Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Cool, beautiful weather on gorgeous trail in national park. Flat as can be. Most of run on crushed limestone path which is easier on the joints. Relatively small and friendly.

Race Tips

If you need a lot of crowd support, this isn't your marathon. Crowd is enthusiastic but sparse.

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

Park right by the start. 1/4 - 1/2 mile from finish.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Towpath Marathon in 3:38:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.