The Martian Marathon course is one of the flattest Spring marathons in the U.S. In addition, the typically cool race day temperatures can make for a very fast race. Definitely a PR and/or BQ course.
The Martian Marathon was the 274th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 235th largest in 2015.
Last year 14.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Martian Marathon the 111th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 127th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 99.24 ranks it as the 139th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Michigan.
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 Martian Marathon a PR Score of 99.24. This PR Score ranks it as the 99th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Michigan.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.