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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017
2016: Sunday, May 1, 2016

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

2016: 522 Finishers
2015: 509 Finishers
2014: 636 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
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.

Last year 5.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Avenue of the Giants Marathon the 376th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 115th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.52 ranks it as the 336th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 26th 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 294th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 21st fastest in California.

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

Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Avenue of the Giants Marathon in 3:51:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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