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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, January 21, 2018
2017: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 62°F (16°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 52° F (11°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.82
Course Score: 99.52

Race Size

2017: 146 Finishers
2016: No Results
2015: 183 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 2.1%
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

Race Day Weather Forecast


Race Day Temperatures High: 82°F  (28°C)
Low: 65°F  (18°C)

Race Start Conditions

66°F  (19°C)

Breezy and Partly Cloudy
SSE 18 mph 

PR Score
(Normal Score)

95.24
(98.82)

Course Score

99.52

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. You may need to adjust your time goal, especially if you are not acclimated to higher temperatures and/or humidity.


Course Description

**New Course for 2018**


Marathon Rankings

The McAllen Marathon was the 318th largest marathon in the U.S. last year.

Its Course Score of 99.52 ranks it as the 89th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in Texas.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the McAllen Marathon a PR Score of 98.82. This PR Score ranks it as the 169th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in Texas.

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


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 140 feet (42m)
Min Elevation: 97 feet (29m)

McAllen




Recent McAllen Marathon Reviews

4.7 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2017 McAllen Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


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




review of 2017 McAllen Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


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




review of 2017 McAllen Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

I was happy at the number of water stations placed around the path. I was disappointed at the lack of stations that provided the fruit/snacks for a boost. This year there was only one near the end. Previous years had a lot more.

Race Tips

It's better to run on the sidewalk for even ground than on the road. I felt like I was running lopsided.

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

I live here so parking/hotel is not an issue, sorry!



Finish Time Equivalent

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