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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 49°F (9°C)
Average High: 58°F (14°C)
Average Low: 39° F (3°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.37
Course Score: 99.37

Race Size

2016: 485 Finishers
2015: 395 Finishers
2014: 456 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 14.4%
2015: 11.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Marshall University Marathon course is flat and fastThe course starts on 3rd Avenue next to Cam Henderson Center and travels through downtown Huntington past Pullman Square, next to the Ohio River, and through Ritter Park.

The course ends by running through the Marshall University campus and onto the football field.

Marathon Rankings

The Marshall University Marathon was the 151st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 165th largest in 2015.

Last year 14.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Marshall University Marathon the 103rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 146th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.37 ranks it as the 120th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in West Virginia.

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 Marshall University Marathon a PR Score of 99.37. This PR Score ranks it as the 81st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in West Virginia.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 570 feet (173m)
Min Elevation: 526 feet (160m)


Recent Marshall University Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2011 Marshall University Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great small town marathon. Carrying a football and running the final 100 yards on Marshall Football field is nice touch. Very moving dropping a flower on the memorial within the Marshall campus. Indoor bathrooms before race. Grilled burgers after race.

Race Tips

It is a flat two loop course. There is a lovely 3 miles section (run twice thru Ritter Park) that is great. I dressed warmly fior the cold start then peeled off clothes and dropped them on my car at the half way point.

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

Parking is easy at the Marshall University football stadium parking lot.

Finish Time Equivalent

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