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Wausau Marathon

Wausau, WI

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, August 26, 2017
2016: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 66°F (18°C)
Average High: 76°F (24°C)
Average Low: 57° F (13°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.31
Course Score: 99.15

Race Size

2016: 129 Finishers
2015: 156 Finishers
2014: 121 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 16.3%
2015: 13.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Although the Wausau Marathon course is relatively flat, the typically warm Summer temperatures will likely make most PR and BQ attempts a challenge.

Marathon Rankings

The Wausau Marathon was the 352nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 326th largest in 2015.

Last year 16.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Wausau Marathon the 77th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 104th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.15 ranks it as the 167th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Wisconsin.

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 Wausau Marathon a PR Score of 97.31. This PR Score ranks it as the 315th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 18th fastest in Wisconsin.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1264 feet (385m)
Min Elevation: 1139 feet (347m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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