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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.03
Course Score: 98.12

Race Size

2017: 102 Finishers
2016: 83 Finishers
2015: 84 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 22.6%
2016: 28.9%
2015: 17.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The first half of the Humboldt Bay Marathon has several rolling hills. However, runners will be treated to a flat last half.

Marathon Rankings

The Humboldt Bay Marathon was the 451st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 428th largest in 2015.

This year 22.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 28.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Humboldt Bay Marathon the 14th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 33rd highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 98.12 ranks it as the 305th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 22nd fastest course in California.

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 Humboldt Bay Marathon a PR Score of 97.03. This PR Score ranks it as the 339th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 23rd fastest in California.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 168 feet (51m)
Min Elevation: 3 feet (0m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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