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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 14, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Out and Backs
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 65°F (18°C)
Average High: 77°F (25°C)
Average Low: 53° F (11°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.42
Course Score: 98.50

Race Size

2017: 71 Finishers
2016: 68 Finishers
2015: 64 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 9.9%
2016: 4.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Davy Crockett Marathon course is two repetitions of an out-and-back 13.1 mile course. The route is on pavement and forest roads in and around Groveton.

The course starts at Groveton High School, proceeds on roads and streets, and returning to the Groveton High School.

The course is approximately 70% on paved surfaces and 30% on dirt roads.

Marathon Rankings

The Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon was the 416th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 480th largest in 2016.

Last year 9.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon the 204th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 394th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.50 ranks it as the 272nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 18th fastest course in Texas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon a PR Score of 96.42. This PR Score ranks it as the 368th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 21st fastest in Texas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 343 feet (104m)
Min Elevation: 278 feet (84m)


Recent Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2012 Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Small, rural, mixed surface dirt, gravel, asphalt roads. Rolling, gentle hills. Starts and ends in small HS stadium, parking very close. Great tune up event, great for first timers, NO CROWDS!!

Low cost, but no medal if you're a hardware collector. However as the saying goes "Pain is temporary, finishing times posted on the internet are forever!"

Race Tips

As a small marathon there aid stations are further apart so Carrying your own drink is recommended, aid stations only every 2 +/-miles. Easy access and great help to get refills, but you'll want to keep a bottle or pack with you, especially if running full marathon and weather is normal (warm & humid) for finish

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

It's a small crowd, parking is guided by volunteers and local FD. There is no bad parking, nothing is more that a couple hundred yards from the start finish!!!!

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon in 4:58:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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