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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 53° F (11°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2017: 18 Finishers
2016: 21 Finishers
2015: No Results

BQ Percentages

2017: 22.2%
2016: 23.8%
2015: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The I Run for...Marathon is a double out and back of the hilly half marathon course.

Marathon Rankings

The I Run for...Marathon was the 661st largest marathon in the U.S. last year.

This year 22.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 23.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the I Run for...Marathon the 24th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 37th highest percentage so far in 2017.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the I Run for...Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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Elevation Chart

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Recent I Run for...Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 I Run for...Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


This is a very friendly small marathon. It is set on a half marathon course so you run it twice. It's not as bad as it sounds. The course is very scenic. There are some hills, but nothing too hard. Water stops are great. You don't need to carry water unless you want to. All stops have sports drink also, full strength, not watered down. Only negative thing is a lack of crowd support. There is almost none on the course. If you like crowds, you may not like this race. If you just want to run a small, friendly, marathon, then try this one.

Race Tips

As with any marathon, don't go out to fast. Take it easy on the uphills and use the downhills to your advantage. The start of this race is nice because there are only a few runners so you can just run from the very beginning. No shuffling along in a crowd for the first half mile. Hit every water stop, even just to get a gulp or two.

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

This race has a 7:00 start. You can get there at 6:30 and be fine. Lots of parking, bathrooms, time to warm up and get ready. Binghamton is the closest city with hotels. Vestal and Endicott also have hotels and restaurants. Ask the race director where you should stay if you are traveling from out of the area. Some hotels offer discounts for runners.

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