How will the Hot Northeast Weather this Weekend Impact Your Marathon Times?


This Memorial Day weekend will see some very warm temperatures for marathon running.  These less than ideal temperatures will force most runners to slow their paces – especially in the Northeast.

Below we chart out how the expected race time temperatures and humidity levels will affect finish times for the Vermont City and Buffalo Marathons. The algorithms utilized are based on peer reviewed research on the affect of temperature and humidity on marathon finish times. You can find more comparisons by using the Year-By-Year Time Converter on the website.

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Forecast at Start: 72F with 64% Relative Humidity. Rising to low 80s during the race.

Buffalo Marathon
Forecast at Start: 70F with 80% Relative Humidity. Temperatures expected to rise into the high 70s during the race.

Adjusted Finish Time
Goal Time Vermont City Marathon Buffalo Marathon
3:00 3:08:17  3:07:39
3:30 3:40:56  3:40:06
4:00 4:14:04  4:13:00
4:30 4:47:46  4:46:25

Note: the affects on individuals may vary based on several variables such as size, gender, acclimation to running in warm weather, etc. Always use caution when running in warm weather and listen to your body to reduce heat related illnesses.