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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 19, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 47°F (8°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 38° F (3°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 93.63
Course Score: 93.63

Race Size

2016: 308 Finishers
2015: 324 Finishers
2014: 297 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: N/A
2014: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

From race website - Ours has become an age of flat and fast marathons on city streets and in urban jungles, with more focus on times, course certification, gadgets, charities and putting on a big show than on running. Many modern marathons have become spectacles rather than athletic events. But it was not always this way. Marathons used to be about running for the sake of running. They were about pushing oneself beyond the physiologic limits of the human body. While running.

The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is meant to be an antidote. Featured in Marathon & Beyond and in Runners' World magazines, it is a marathon that is about running. Running hard. Running over big and memorable rolling hills and through dense woods. Running with other like minded athletes. The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon is about the joy and pain of running a unique, and uniquely challenging--some would say beastly--26.2 mile course in the beautiful and historic Percy Warner Park, nestled among the Middle Tennessee Harpeth Hills.

We will time and measure the distance, but the course will not be certified, we will not use timing chips, and it will not be a Boston qualifying event. If you get to the end and you (or your gadget) believe the route to be long, we won't charge you extra; if you believe it to be short, just keep running. There will be no bands, cheerleaders, wave starts or crowds. We promise no marathon Personal Records, but we guarantee every runner a PR - a Permanent Remembrance of a well-earned marathon finish. We promise to give you approximately 26.2 tough and memorable miles, with a total of 3500 feet of elevation gain and loss.


Marathon Rankings

The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon was the 204th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 225th largest in 2014.

Its Course Score of 93.63 ranks it as the 407th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Tennessee.

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 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon a PR Score of 93.63. This PR Score ranks it as the 402nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 8th fastest in Tennessee.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 934 feet (284m)
Min Elevation: 589 feet (179m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews



review of 2011 Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Atracts runners runners. Cool swag, definately a celebration of running. All levels of runners turn out.

Race Tips

HILLS, not trail as course info surface indicates above. It's asphault

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

Have fun and find someone to run with



Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon in 4:44:00, 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.