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Zydeco Marathon

Lafayette, LA

Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, March 12, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Out and Backs
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 51° F (10°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.72
Course Score: 99.62

Race Size

2017: 183 Finishers
2016: 257 Finishers
2015: 322 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 13.7%
2016: 3.9%
2015: 7.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Zydeco Marathon is a very flat double out-and-back course with only about 25 feet separating the high and low elevations on the course.

Marathon Rankings

The Zydeco Marathon was the 238th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 203rd largest in 2015.

This year 13.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Zydeco Marathon the 425th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 43rd highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 99.62 ranks it as the 67th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Louisiana.

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 Zydeco Marathon a PR Score of 98.72. This PR Score ranks it as the 168th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Louisiana.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 41 feet (12m)
Min Elevation: 15 feet (4m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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