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Bakersfield Marathon

Bakersfield, CA

Race Dates

2018: Sunday, November 18, 2018
2017: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2017: 192 Finishers
2016: 333 Finishers
2015: No Results

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 14.1%
2016: 3.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Bakersfield Marathon course starts and finishes at the California State University, Bakersfield campus.

The course travels through dozens of neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Mill Creek, Kern County Museum, and Bakersfield College. IT also includes a section along the Panorama Bluffs with a finish back on the Kern River Parkway.

Marathon Rankings

The Bakersfield Marathon was the 258th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 188th largest in 2016.

Last year 14.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Bakersfield Marathon the 120th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 435th highest percentage in 2016.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Bakersfield Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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

Elevation Chart

No course elevation available at this time.

Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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