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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, October 21, 2018
2017: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 66°F (18°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.59
Course Score: 99.74

Race Size

2017: 609 Finishers
2016: 622 Finishers
2015: 653 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 5.8%
2016: 8.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Atlantic City Marathon course is a very flat road course, with more than 10 miles of it taking place on the boardwalk. There are a few turns, a loop, and there are a few ramps to exit or enter the boardwalk.

Marathon Rankings

The Atlantic City Marathon was the 119th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 121st largest in 2016.

Last year 5.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Atlantic City Marathon the 331st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 250th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.74 ranks it as the 57th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in New Jersey.

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 Atlantic City Marathon a PR Score of 99.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 55th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in New Jersey.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 28 feet (8m)
Min Elevation: -15 feet (-4m)


Recent Atlantic City Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Atlantic City Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Good: Organization, food/water, entertainment, flat course.

Bad: Windy, double loop at southern end, can be monotonous, gear check line was LONG It's not a large race, and it is a very friendly setting.

Casinos provide discounted parking.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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