The Nebraska State Fair Marathon course starts at Fonner Park, loops around Grand Island, and returns to finish at Fonner Park.
The course is flat with only about 50 feet separating the high and low points of the course.
The Nebraska State Fair Marathon was the 275th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 323rd largest in 2015.
Last year 14.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 23.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Nebraska State Fair Marathon the 107th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 16th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 99.71 ranks it as the 59th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Nebraska.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Nebraska State Fair Marathon a PR Score of 96.70. This PR Score ranks it as the 354th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Nebraska.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.