The challenging Charlottesville Marathon course starts and finishes near historic downtown Charlottesville, Virginia then traverse some of the most scenic and historic areas on the East Coast.
Proceeding out of Charlottesville, the course runs past many historic sites including Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda, located at the University of Virginia. Runners will proceed through the Albemarle Wine and Horse country, then back through some of Charlottesville's most historic downtown neighborhoods.
Runners will get a break from the rolling course for two miles starting just past mile 22 as the course goes along the flat, paved Riverview Park footpath.
The Charlottesville Marathon was the 245th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 223rd largest in 2015.
This year 5.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Charlottesville Marathon the 404th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 232nd highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 94.78 ranks it as the 420th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Virginia.
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 Charlottesville Marathon a PR Score of 94.78. This PR Score ranks it as the 411th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Virginia.
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