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Two Cities Marathon

Fresno, CA

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.47
Course Score: 99.47

Race Size

2016: 320 Finishers
2015: 363 Finishers
2014: 392 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 10.9%
2015: 8.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Two Cities Marathon was the 199th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 175th largest in 2015.

Last year 10.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Two Cities Marathon the 175th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 222nd highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.47 ranks it as the 96th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 9th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Two Cities Marathon a PR Score of 99.47. This PR Score ranks it as the 63rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 7th fastest in California.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 374 feet (114m)
Min Elevation: 305 feet (92m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Two Cities Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Two Cities Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great, flat course. Not too crowded. Organized very well. Perfect for first timers.

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