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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 51°F (10°C)
Average High: 61°F (16°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.99
Course Score: 98.99

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 184 Finishers
2016: 189 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 2.7%
2016: 1.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Des Plaines River Trail Marathon is on the Des Plaines River Trail - a wide, crushed gravel track, free of roots and rocks, and very flat. All of the major road crossings are managed by way of bridges or viaducts (with only 4 minor road crossings along the whole course).

Marathon Rankings

The Des Plaines River Trail Marathon was the 273rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 276th largest in 2016.

Last year 2.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 1.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Des Plaines River Trail Marathon the 413th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 465th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.99 ranks it as the 201st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 9th fastest course in Illinois.

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 Des Plaines River Trail Marathon a PR Score of 98.99. This PR Score ranks it as the 139th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Illinois.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 722 feet (220m)
Min Elevation: 640 feet (195m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Des Plaines River Trail Marathon in 3:02:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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