The challenging Tyler Rose Marathon course takes runners through the country, around the airport, along the highway, through the neighborhoods and back in town. The course includes shaded pastoral parts in the middle and once you get to mile 15, the last 11 miles are in the Azalea Trail area.
The high typical race day temperature coupled with the rolling course will make runners earn their PRs and Boston Qualifying times (BQs) on this course.
The Tyler Rose Marathon was the 319th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 299th largest in 2014.
This year 6.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Tyler Rose Marathon the 272nd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 274th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.34 ranks it as the 355th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 23rd fastest course in Texas.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Tyler Rose Marathon a PR Score of 94.76. This PR Score ranks it as the 393rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 24th fastest in Texas.
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