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Bucks County Marathon

Yardley, PA

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 12, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 13, 2016

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

2016: 204 Finishers
2015: 252 Finishers
2014: 313 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 12.8%
2015: 16.3%

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 272nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 246th largest in 2015.

Last year 12.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bucks County Marathon the 135th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 71st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.59 ranks it as the 72nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th 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.

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

Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews for the Bucks County Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2015 Bucks County Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


This a great, flat low-key marathon. Perfect temps, scenic course. Very few spectators but overall an organized and well-run marathon.

Race Tips

Groomed trails. Not very many rocks or roots. There are a few rocky patches but they're only for a few very brief periods. This is a PR course for sure!

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

Roll outta your car and just start running! That's honestly how it felt. I parked very close to the start, easily picked up my bib and the race began.

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