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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, March 3, 2018
2017: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Multiple Out and Backs
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.73
Course Score: 99.86

Race Size

2017: 65 Finishers
2016: 78 Finishers
2015: 111 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 6.2%
2016: 7.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Gusher Marathon course is very flat and circles Lamar University and winds through downtown Beaumont. The route is a half-marathon loop, completed twice.

Although the course is extremely flat, the warm weather can make it tougher for fast times in this race.

Marathon Rankings

The Gusher Marathon was the 430th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 450th largest in 2016.

Last year 6.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Gusher Marathon the 318th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 293rd highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.86 ranks it as the 43rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd 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 Gusher Marathon a PR Score of 98.73. This PR Score ranks it as the 180th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 13th fastest in Texas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 23 feet (7m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Recent Gusher Marathon Reviews

4 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2014 Gusher Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


Very well ran race. It's a double loop which gets lonely on the second loop. Most people run the half but if you are looking for a fast flat race this is it.

Race Tips

There are several under passes easy your way through them. There are some long straight runs which you will enjoy as long as the wind is not blowing.

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

Get there early and park at the football stadium.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Gusher Marathon in 3:26:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.