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Bucks County Marathon

Yardley, PA

Race Dates

2016: Sunday, November 13, 2016
2015: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 52°F (11°C)
Average Low: 38° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.59
Course Score: 99.59

Race Size

2015: 252 Finishers
2014: 313 Finishers
2013: 306 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 16.3%
2014: 14.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Bucks County Marathon course is out-and back along the historic Delaware Canal State Park towpath trail from Yardley north through New Hope Pennsylvania, returning to Yardley.

The first and last 0.3 miles are on paved surface. The tow path is narrow in some sections, requiring single file travel. The towpath has several mule bridge underpasses with low clearance. There are 24 bridge underpasses along the course, for a total of 48 underpassings.

Marathon Rankings

The Bucks County Marathon was the 248th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 224th largest in 2014.

Last year 16.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Bucks County Marathon the 71st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 85th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 99.59 ranks it as the 74th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Pennsylvania.

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 Bucks County Marathon a PR Score of 99.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 50th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Pennsylvania.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 95 feet (28m)
Min Elevation: 46 feet (14m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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