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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 14, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 56°F (13°C)
Average Low: 34° F (1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.24
Course Score: 99.24

Race Size

2017: 200 Finishers
2016: 199 Finishers
2015: 265 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 15.5%
2016: 14.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

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.

Marathon Rankings

The Martian Marathon was the 248th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 267th largest in 2016.

Last year 15.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Martian Marathon the 98th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 104th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.24 ranks it as the 148th 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 102nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Michigan.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 635 feet (193m)
Min Elevation: 581 feet (177m)


Recent Martian Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2014 Martian Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Fast and flat - BQed in 2014 - Great weather !!

Run it if you like small marathons without all the hype, crowd, etc ...

Race Tips

Consistent split course -
Merging with half marathoners @ mile 20 can give you a boost.

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

Comfort Inn, Dearborn is ideally placed (can walk to the start - 10 minutes)

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Martian Marathon in 3:07:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.