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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, November 3, 2018
2017: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.10
Course Score: 98.60

Race Size

2017: 108 Finishers
2016: 63 Finishers
2015: 170 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 7.4%
2016: 4.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Midsouth Marathon course is a mix of flat and rolling terrain. The elevation at the start/finish line is 270 feet above sea level. The lowest point is 215 feet. The highest is point is 370 feet. The rest of the course is very gentle rolling terrain.

Marathon Rankings

The Midsouth Championship Marathon was the 356th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 496th largest in 2016.

Last year 7.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Midsouth Championship Marathon the 279th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 385th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 98.60 ranks it as the 258th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Arkansas.

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 Midsouth Championship Marathon a PR Score of 98.10. This PR Score ranks it as the 247th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Arkansas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 373 feet (113m)
Min Elevation: 215 feet (65m)


Recent Midsouth Championship Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Midsouth Championship Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Friendliest race EVER!!!! Rural country running with aid every mile to include port-o-potties. Lemme tell ya! Nowhere else will you get a post race meal, shower, indoor plumbing for $40 Bucks! That's right! $40 BUCKS! If you call the race director, he actually answers! If you email the RD he emails you back! What a gem! Oh! By the way it's also a Boston Qualifier! Can't say enough about this small town race!

Race Tips

Be conservative for the first mile as it's a slight grade, but distance yourself from the pack from there to mile 4! Slightly rolling in nature just enough to feel uphill both ways. Not pancake flat, but not a run through mountains!

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

Being a small town race the hotel choices are limited. My advice is to stay in Memphis. It's only about a hr drive down I55 then to hwy 64. Directions are well laid out on the website.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Midsouth Championship Marathon in 4:40:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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