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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, October 21, 2018
2017: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 94.45
Course Score: 94.45

Race Size

2017: 432 Finishers
2016: 411 Finishers
2015: 362 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 11.6%
2016: 6.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Duke City Marathon is an out-and-back course mostly along the paved Paseo del Bosque Recreation Trail.

The first half of the course is a gradual net uphill (approximately 120 feet). The second half follows the same course and same net downhill to the finish.

Marathon Rankings

The Duke City Marathon was the 147th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 161st largest in 2016.

Last year 11.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Duke City Marathon the 168th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 337th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 94.45 ranks it as the 427th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in New Mexico.

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 Duke City Marathon a PR Score of 94.45. This PR Score ranks it as the 419th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in New Mexico.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5070 feet (1545m)
Min Elevation: 4949 feet (1508m)


Recent Duke City Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2015 Duke City Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Fairly flat for a high elevation race, good race support, good scenery, not very crowded, good pacing groups.

Race Tips

2nd half is net downhill - plan to reverse split.

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

Parking can be a mess because it starts downtown, plan accordingly.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Duke City Marathon in 3:35:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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