The Two Rivers Marathon course drops over 700 feet with no major climbs (the only climb of note is 60 feet over a quarter mile 9 miles into the race).
The downhill to flat course, coupled with the typically cool race day weather, can lead to many PRs and BQs. Be cautious on the early downhill miles so you have something left in your quads for the latter miles.
The Two Rivers Marathon was the 458th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 551st largest in 2015.
Last year 15.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 17.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Two Rivers Marathon the 84th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 55th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 100.17 ranks it as the 26th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Pennsylvania.
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 Two Rivers Marathon a PR Score of 100.17. This PR Score ranks it as the 25th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Pennsylvania.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.