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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, April 29, 2017
2016: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 59°F (15°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.24
Course Score: 99.74

Race Size

2016: 157 Finishers
2015: 161 Finishers
2014: 197 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 3.2%
2015: 8.1%
2014: 3.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Western Pacific Marathon is one of the flattest Spring marathons in the United States. Only 70' of elevation difference between the high and low points of the course.

The course is mostly gravel/fire trail with a very small portion of pavement at the beginning and end. Hills are nearly non-existent


Marathon Rankings

The Western Pacific Marathon was the 327th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 277th largest in 2014.

This year 3.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Western Pacific Marathon the 260th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 369th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 99.74 ranks it as the 52nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in California.

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 Western Pacific Marathon a PR Score of 99.24. This PR Score ranks it as the 95th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in California.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 79 feet (24m)
Min Elevation: 9 feet (2m)

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Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Western Pacific Marathon in 4:58:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.