Sunday, January 8, 2017
Race Day Weather
48° F (8°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 99.59
Course Score: 99.74
2017: 17,729 Finishers
2016: 19,851 Finishers
2015: 20,093 Finishers
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The Walt Disney World Marathon course is very flat. and travels through four Walt Disney World Theme Parks (Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios and then back to Epcot). However, the majority of the course consists of the roads connecting the parks. The course has quite a few turns, but is very flat with just a few overpasses serving as gentle "hills."
The Walt Disney World Marathon was the 6th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 7th largest in 2015.
This year 1.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 0.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Walt Disney World Marathon the 486th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 14th highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 99.74 ranks it as the 46th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Florida.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Walt Disney World Marathon a PR Score of 99.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 48th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Florida.
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