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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.03
Course Score: 96.03

Race Size

2017: 61 Finishers
2016: 77 Finishers
2015: 73 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 3.3%
2016: 2.6%
2015: 5.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

PRs and BQs will be hard to come by on the challenging Ellerbe Springs Marathon course. The loop course features lots of hills of varying sizes throughout the race. The first and last quarter mile are on a gravel road. The rest of the course is on paved rural roads.

Marathon Rankings

The Ellerbe Springs Marathon was the 464th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 454th largest in 2015.

This year 3.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 2.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Ellerbe Springs Marathon the 458th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 276th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 96.03 ranks it as the 403rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in North Carolina.

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 Ellerbe Springs Marathon a PR Score of 96.03. This PR Score ranks it as the 381st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in North Carolina.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 589 feet (179m)
Min Elevation: 239 feet (72m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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