2017: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Race Day Weather
45° F (7°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 98.95
Course Score: 98.95
2016: 1,063 Finishers
2015: 1,147 Finishers
2014: 1,283 Finishers
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The Lincoln Marathon is run on a citywide course that starts and finishes on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Marathon and haf-marathon runners share a common start and run a loop route past the Nebraska State Capitol, along Sheridan Boulevard, past Union College, along the Highway 2 bike path, past the Lincoln County-City Building and back to the Half-Marathon finish on the UNL Campus. Marathoners then follow an out-and-back route to Holmes Park passing the Sunken Gardens, Folsom Children's Zoo and Antelope Park.
The Lincoln Marathon was the 82nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 79th largest in 2015.
Last year 15.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Lincoln Marathon the 89th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 242nd highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 98.95 ranks it as the 196th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Nebraska.
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 Lincoln Marathon a PR Score of 98.95. This PR Score ranks it as the 140th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Nebraska.
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