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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, May 20, 2018
2017: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.54
Course Score: 98.03

Race Size

2017: 315 Finishers
2016: 362 Finishers
2015: 321 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 11.1%
2016: 7.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Ann Arbor Marathon starts at the northwest corner of the Big House and travels through downtown Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan campus and finishes back downtown.

Marathon Rankings

The Ann Arbor Marathon was the 185th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 170th largest in 2016.

Last year 11.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Ann Arbor Marathon the 180th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 289th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.03 ranks it as the 311th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in Michigan.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Ann Arbor Marathon a PR Score of 97.54. This PR Score ranks it as the 302nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in Michigan.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 938 feet (285m)
Min Elevation: 747 feet (227m)


Recent Ann Arbor Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2013 Ann Arbor Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The course was great. The course takes you through parts of downtown, along Geddes road, through parts of UM main campus and north campus, along the river in through Huron River Park, up Huron Parkway, through the Arb, around Michigan Stadium. The Briarwood mall section is a welcome long flat stretch at around Mile 21. Lots of logistical support, plenty of great volunteers. Loved having the pacers. Enjoyed the band playing for the runners in Huron River Park. Lunch at the finish line.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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