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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, April 22, 2018
2017: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 52°F (11°C)
Average Low: 38° F (3°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 94.94
Course Score: 94.94

Race Size

2017: 143 Finishers
2016: 137 Finishers
2015: 179 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 2.8%
2016: 8.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

PRs and BQs will be earned on the challenging and scenic point-to-point Whidbey Island Marathon.


Marathon Rankings

The Whidbey Island Marathon was the 319th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 332nd largest in 2016.

Last year 2.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Whidbey Island Marathon the 410th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 244th highest percentage in 2016.


Its Course Score of 94.94 ranks it as the 424th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 28th fastest course in Washington.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Whidbey Island Marathon a PR Score of 94.94. This PR Score ranks it as the 412th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 28th fastest in Washington.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 442 feet (134m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)

Whidbey




Recent Whidbey Island Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2011 Whidbey Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The scenery is gorgeous, with views of the Ocean and on a clear day views of the Olympic Mountains, Cascades and Mount Rainier! A challenging rather hilly course but that just keeps it interesting. Well supported, great finish line with lots of good food.

Race Tips

The weather can be unpredictable so be prepared to run in the rain, wind and sun if your lucky!

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

Flyers has good food and great beer for refueling after the race! Parking is not a problem, catch the buses to the start line which there are plenty of. This is a well organized smaller event, well worth it!



Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Whidbey Island Marathon in 3:12:00, 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.