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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 44°F (6°C)
Average High: 55°F (12°C)
Average Low: 34° F (1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.19
Course Score: 99.19

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: No Results
2015: 74 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: 17.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Tri-Cities Marathon course travels through the cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick. Runners cross the Columbia River four times across three bridges. The entire marathon course is along the Columbia River.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2017 at the end of the year.

In 2015, 17.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 54th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.19 ranks it as the 159th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 17th fastest course in Washington.

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 Tri-Cities Marathon a PR Score of 99.19. This PR Score ranks it as the 113th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 16th fastest in Washington.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 445 feet (135m)
Min Elevation: 348 feet (106m)


Recent Tri-Cities Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2015 Tri-Cities Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great venue, flat, fast scenic course along dedicated path around the Columbia River. Very well managed marathon, much better than other smaller marathons I've run.

Race Tips

Can be cold at start, rarely wet, but can be breezy so work with the wind when you can.

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

review of 2013 Tri-Cities Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Smooth flat course. Bridges serve as landmarks for next goal.

Race Tips

I just took a relaxed pace and achieved PB. No breakdowns.

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

Shilo Inns

Finish Time Equivalent

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