2016: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Race Day Weather
45° F (7°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 99.08
Course Score: 99.08
2015: 1,052 Finishers
2014: 1,682 Finishers
2013: 1,821 Finishers
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The Illinois Marathon course is mostly flat and can be a great course for a PR if the weather is cooler than normal on race day.
The course starts near Assembly Hall, runs through the Illinois campus, loops through Urbana, back through campus, out into Champaign, and finishes on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.
The Illinois Marathon was the 87th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 61st largest in 2014.
Last year 15.0% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.
This gives the Illinois Marathon the 81st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 295th highest percentage in 2014.
Its Course Score of 99.08 ranks it as the 161st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Illinois.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Illinois Marathon a PR Score of 99.08. This PR Score ranks it as the 116th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Illinois.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.
Max Elevation: 793 feet (241m)
Min Elevation: 707 feet (215m)
Finish Time Equivalent
If you ran the Illinois Marathon in 4:04:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?
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