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York Marathon

York, PA

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, May 14, 2017
2016: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 55° F (12°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2016: 89 Finishers
2015: 65 Finishers
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 23.6%
2015: 12.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The York Marathon course start at the York YMCA and finishes at the Old Colonial Courthouse.

The majority of the race is run on the Heritage Rail Trail.

Marathon Rankings

The York Marathon was the 433rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 483rd largest in 2015.

Last year 23.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the York Marathon the 26th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 121st highest percentage in 2015.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the York Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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

Elevation Chart

No course elevation available at this time.

Ratings & Reviews for the York Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 York Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


This course is flat and scenic. Starts in the lovely small city of York, Pa, then after mile one it transitions to a rail trail. At mile 13.1 you turn around and run the same route back. The 6 am start was early but we stayed at lovely old Yorktown Hotel which was 5 block walk to start/finish. The race was well run and had more volunteers than runners.

Race Tips

This is a low budget affair compared to the big marathons like NY or Boston. It's a great race for qualifying or getting a pr, but you'll need to be self motivated because there isn't a crowd of spectators to cheer you on.

Lots of wonderful restaurants within walking distance and Yorktown Hotel is perfect race hotel.

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

Parking is available right at the YMCA where race starts. If you stay at Yorktown Hotel there is free parking in the parking garage across the street. White Rose a Tavern was a lively spot for dinner and food was delicious and inexpensive.

Finish Time Equivalent

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