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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, May 6, 2018
2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 49°F (9°C)
Average High: 56°F (13°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.52
Course Score: 97.52

Race Size

2017: 413 Finishers
2016: 522 Finishers
2015: 509 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 11.6%
2016: 5.4%
2015: 12.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Avenue of the Giants Marathon is held in northern California's Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The course consists of a paved road that winds through giant redwoods.


Marathon Rankings

The Avenue of the Giants Marathon was the 139th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 143rd largest in 2015.

This year 11.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Avenue of the Giants Marathon the 376th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 107th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 97.52 ranks it as the 348th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 24th fastest course in California.

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 Avenue of the Giants Marathon a PR Score of 97.52. This PR Score ranks it as the 299th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 19th fastest in California.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 360 feet (109m)
Min Elevation: 124 feet (37m)

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Recent Avenue of the Giants Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2016 Avenue of the Giants Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Beautiful, peaceful run among the giant trees. This race is definitely a nature run. If you want bands, crowds and lots of spectators this is not the race for you.

The course has a good bit of elevation change but nothing too steep.

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review of 2016 Avenue of the Giants Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Spectacular views, flat route. Well supported. Second half had fewer aid stations, though.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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