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Race Dates

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

Course Information

Profile: Pancake 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: 98.84
Course Score: 99.53

Race Size

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

BQ Percentages

2017: 2.1%
2016: N/A
2015: 0.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**New Course for 2017**

Marathon Rankings

Rankings will be listed for 2017 at the end of the year.

Its Course Score of 99.53 ranks it as the 84th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th 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 98.84. This PR Score ranks it as the 163rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in Texas.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 141 feet (42m)
Min Elevation: 102 feet (31m)


Recent McAllen Marathon Reviews

4.7 Stars from 3 Reviews
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review of 2017 McAllen Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

review of 2017 McAllen Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

review of 2017 McAllen Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars


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!

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