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 321st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 302nd largest in 2014.
Last year 7.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.
This gives the Tyler Rose Marathon the 273rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 304th highest percentage in 2014.
Its Course Score of 97.34 ranks it as the 352nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 22nd 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 388th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 23rd fastest in Texas.
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