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Horse Capital Marathon

Lexington, KY

Race Dates

2017: Saturday, May 20, 2017
2016: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 64°F (17°C)
Average High: 74°F (23°C)
Average Low: 54° F (12°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.26
Course Score: 97.80

Race Size

2016: 254 Finishers
2015: 358 Finishers
2014: No Results

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 12%
2015: 3.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Horse Capital Marathon course is a double loop on rural roads dotted with views of more than forty horse farms.

Marathon Rankings

The Horse Capital Marathon was the 241st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 181st largest in 2015.

Last year 12% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 3.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Horse Capital Marathon the 146th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 399th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 97.80 ranks it as the 315th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Kentucky.

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 Horse Capital Marathon a PR Score of 96.26. This PR Score ranks it as the 363rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Kentucky.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 971 feet (296m)
Min Elevation: 848 feet (258m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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