Saturday, June 17, 2017
Out and Back
Race Day Weather
56° F (13°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 94.93
Course Score: 97.23
2017: 85 Finishers
2016: 82 Finishers
2015: 109 Finishers
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The Niagara Ultra Races Marathon course is an out and back route along the Niagara Parkway in continuous sight of the Niagara River.
The first seven and last seven miles of the course are flat. Just past mile seven, runners will encounter a large hill that rises approximately 250 feet over a little less than a mile. Around mile eighteen, runners will go down the same large hill. In between, the course is rolling.
The course is on an asphalt footpath with several road crossings.
The Niagara Ultra Races Marathon was the 32nd largest marathon in Canada last year and was the 26th largest in 2015.
This year 4.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the Niagara Ultra Races Marathon the 43rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in Canada last year and the 21st highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 97.23 ranks it as the 30th fastest marathon course in Canada and the 9th fastest course in Ontario.
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 Niagara Ultra Races Marathon a PR Score of 94.93. This PR Score ranks it as the 31st fastest marathon in Canada and the 9th fastest in Ontario.
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