2017: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Out and Back
Race Day Weather
38° F (3°C)
PR Score & Course Score
2016: 83 Finishers
2015: 80 Finishers
2014: 66 Finishers
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The Virginia Creeper Marathon follows an out-and-back first two miles on gently rolling Watauga Road, the rest of the race is run on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former railroad bed.
One of the two out-and-back segments on the Trail is repeated, as is a short portion of the other segment. Runners pass the start/finish area at 2, 9, 18 and 25 miles.
The Trail is flat to gentle grade, with (except for the occasional wooden trestle) a soft running surface.
The Virginia Creeper Marathon was the 444th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 474th largest in 2014.
This year 10.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Virginia Creeper Marathon the 189th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 165th highest percentage so far in 2016.
There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Virginia Creeper Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.
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