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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 100.88
Course Score: 100.88

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: No Results
2016: 109 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: 12.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The downhill Buckeye Marathon course has a net elevation loss of 660 feet from start to finish.

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.

In 2016, 12.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks 124th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.

Its Course Score of 100.88 ranks it as the 22nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Arizona.

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 Buckeye Marathon a PR Score of 100.88. This PR Score ranks it as the 19th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Arizona.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1669 feet (508m)
Min Elevation: 1009 feet (307m)


Recent Buckeye Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Buckeye Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Nice small size marathon good weather.

Race Tips

Be prepared to run your own race since there are only a few runners on the course.

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

The start is approx. 23 miles away from the finish , a shuttle brings you back to the start after you have finished the marathon

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Buckeye Marathon in 3:39:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.