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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, September 10, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 63°F (17°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 55° F (12°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.55
Course Score: 99.91

Race Size

2016: 1,385 Finishers
2015: 1,521 Finishers
2014: 959 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 29.6%
2015: 32.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

You can't get much flatter than the double loop Erie Marathon at Presque Isle. There is only 10 feet difference between the high and low elevations. However, if race day is cool, it can be an extremely fast course and typically has one of the highest percentage of runners qualifying for the Boston Marathon.


Marathon Rankings

The Erie Marathon at Presque Isle was the 65th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 61st largest in 2015.

Last year 29.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 32.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Erie Marathon at Presque Isle the 12th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 4th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 99.91 ranks it as the 36th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Pennsylvania.

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 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle a PR Score of 98.55. This PR Score ranks it as the 195th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 9th fastest in Pennsylvania.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 578 feet (176m)
Min Elevation: 570 feet (173m)

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Recent Erie Marathon at Presque Isle Reviews

5 Stars from 6 Reviews
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review of 2016 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Lots of water stops and a very well organized race. Great small town marathon and perfect BQ course.

Race Tips

Arrive early!

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




review of 2016 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great small town marathon. Lot's of participants, flat, easy qualifier.

Race Tips

Just try your best

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

Very easy to understand race. You run around the island twice.



review of 2016 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Pancake flat, great fan and hydration support, and a perfect 26.2 for a Last minute BQ

Race Tips


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

Make sure to plan for Lake Erie PA wine country and Niagara Falls after the race.



review of 2015 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great, fast and flat. Water/Gatorade stops EVERY MILE! Great, quiet, nice scenery.

Race Tips


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




review of 2014 Erie Marathon at Presque Isle.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Super flat, beautiful views of lake, all in a state park, aid stations every mile

Race Tips

Super flat, fast, lots of bq people, my PR course.

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

Lots of local places by peninsula, Sara's great for burger, sarafinis awesome Italian for night before, bruerie had good brew, calamari s has decent microbrew selection



Finish Time Equivalent

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