The Callaway Gardens Marathon course consists of two loops. It is entirely within the resort and passes along tree-lined roads and winding bike paths. You'll go past the Butterfly Center, Discovery Center, Sibley Horticultural Center, the Chapel, Brothers Azalea Bowl and The Vegetable Garden.
There are some challenging hills on this rolling course and the course slows when it turns onto the winding bike paths - especially on the second loop.
The Callaway Gardens Marathon was the 353rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 476th largest in 2015.
This year 13.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 9.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Callaway Gardens Marathon the 229th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 51st highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 97.91 ranks it as the 312th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 9th fastest course in Georgia.
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 Callaway Gardens Marathon a PR Score of 97.91. This PR Score ranks it as the 268th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Georgia.
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