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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, April 15, 2018
2017: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 63°F (17°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.63
Course Score: 99.63

Race Size

2017: 195 Finishers
2016: 147 Finishers
2015: 145 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 11.8%
2016: 13.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Athens Marathon is an out and back course primarily (~23 miles) on a paved multi-use trail (Hocking Adena Bikeway).

Marathon Rankings

The Athens Marathon was the 256th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 316th largest in 2016.

Last year 11.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Athens Marathon the 156th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 112th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.63 ranks it as the 70th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Ohio.

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 Athens Marathon a PR Score of 99.63. This PR Score ranks it as the 51st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Ohio.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 708 feet (215m)
Min Elevation: 636 feet (193m)


Recent Athens Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2012 Athens Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


The course is very flat (first 200 meters is down hill) and the rest is on a flat bike trail with the finish being on a track.

Race Tips

The mile markers on the course and mostly out of place or non existent. Bring your own GU and refreshments because there was very little Gatorade and water throughout the course.

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

You can park right next to the start or by the track where you finish.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Athens Marathon in 4:55:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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