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Via Marathon

Easton, PA


Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 65°F (18°C)
Average High: 75°F (23°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.82
Course Score: 99.68

Race Size

2016: 988 Finishers
2015: 946 Finishers
2014: 1,065 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 13.7%
2015: 21.9%
2014: 22.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The downhill Via Marathon course starts at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. The course proceeds to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and heads towards the Lehigh River.

The course is approximately 16 miles of paved road and 10 miles of gravel path and has a net elevation drop of 260 feet.


Marathon Rankings

The Via Marathon was the 93rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 94th largest in 2014.

This year 13.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 21.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Via Marathon the 26th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 105th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 99.68 ranks it as the 59th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Pennsylvania.

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 Via Marathon a PR Score of 97.82. This PR Score ranks it as the 271st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in Pennsylvania.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 421 feet (128m)
Min Elevation: 161 feet (49m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Via Marathon

2.5 Stars from 2 Reviews



review of 2016 Via Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Easy to get to start, mostly on trail, easy to park near finish

Race Tips

A train crossing did stop the race but apparently that was the first time it's happened.

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




review of 2015 Via Marathon.   

0 / 5 Stars

Review

Because this marathon is "the last call" in trying to BQ for the following year, they get a high percentage of qualifiers. I ran it twice and had a much faster time at Philly which is 10 weeks later. My two friends who ran Philly and Via also had a faster time at Philly.

Race Tips

A good part of the race is run on crushed stone. I think it takes more effort than running on roads.

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




Finish Time Equivalent

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