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Whidbey Island Marathon

Oak Harbor, WA


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, April 23, 2017
2016: Saturday, April 16, 2016

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

2016: 137 Finishers
2015: 179 Finishers
2014: 409 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 8.8%
2015: 6.1%
2014: 7.8%

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 298th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 176th largest in 2014.

This year 8.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Whidbey Island Marathon the 348th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 229th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 94.94 ranks it as the 400th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 24th 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 389th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 24th 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




Ratings & Reviews for the Whidbey Island Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews



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

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