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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, October 21, 2017
2016: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 57°F (13°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 42° F (5°C)

PR Score & Course Score

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Race Size

2016: 93 Finishers
2015: 101 Finishers
2014: 86 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.4%
2015: 7.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Marathon 2 Marathon was the 420th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 399th largest in 2015.

Last year 5.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Marathon 2 Marathon the 376th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 261st highest percentage in 2015.


There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Marathon 2 Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

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Elevation Chart

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Recent Marathon 2 Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2016 Marathon 2 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Pros: Flat/downhill course. Cool, dry weather. Beautiful scenery.

Cons: You have to run on the shoulder of a highway the whole way which is a sort of 'spiky-like' unworn asphalt.

Race Tips

Mile 22 has a slight uphill climb, be ready for that. The last two miles is the steepest down hill part, get ready to fly here! I ran my fastest pace the last two miles.

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

It's a small town, so reserve your room early. I stayed in Alpine, a town about 30 miles away but it placed me an hour from the starting line. If I do it again, I might try to stay in Fort Stockton or Marathon. But I like to hang out, grab a beer, etc, the night before a race so I like to be in s bigger town for that reason.



review of 2015 Marathon 2 Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Aside from Boston, this is my favorite Marathon. Small field, scenic landscape, lots of returning runners year after year so that you see the same guys (and ladies) each year. I've run it 4x, with a PR on the course of 2:58:05

Race Tips

run easy the first 2 miles (uphill), don't get carried away the next 6 (downhill), and save a little for the hills at mile 21-22. Hope for a tailwind and not a headwind (its point to point) and be ready for a sunny day.

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

reserve your room early if you intend to stay at the Gage Hotel in Marathon. Camping at the Marathon RV Park is convenient and probably the most economical choice. There are a few houses for overnight rentals in town



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