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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, May 12, 2018
2017: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 69°F (20°C)
Average Low: 44° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.63
Course Score: 99.63

Race Size

2017: 355 Finishers
2016: 326 Finishers
2015: 339 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 14.4%
2016: 27.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon course is flat, fast, and picturesque. The course is primarily runs through rural areas except when it travels through the four small towns along the route.

One mile after the start, the course turns onto the trail and then continues on the trail to the finish.

The course has a net downhill from start to finish with only a very slight, gradual change in elevation from approximately mile 3 to mile 14.

The Lake Wobegon Trail is a 10 foot wide asphalt bike trail on a former railroad bed. The trail is smooth and has no canter. There is very little elevation change at any time along the entire length of the course.

Marathon Rankings

The Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon was the 166th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 191st largest in 2016.

Last year 14.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 27.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon the 115th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 17th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.63 ranks it as the 69th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Minnesota.

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 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon a PR Score of 99.63. This PR Score ranks it as the 50th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Minnesota.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1259 feet (383m)
Min Elevation: 1077 feet (328m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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