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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, August 11, 2018
2017: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
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)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 95.51
Course Score: 98.12

Race Size

2017: 80 Finishers
2016: 105 Finishers
2015: 132 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 13.8%
2016: 13.3%
2015: 9.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon is Wisconsin's longest running marathon. The course travels through forests and fields, along rivers and lakes, numerous hills and elevation changes.

The course starts in the village of Upson and ends on Hurley's Silver Street.

Marathon Rankings

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon was the 393rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 354th largest in 2015.

This year 13.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Paavo Nurmi Marathon the 120th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 95th highest percentage so far in 2017.

Its Course Score of 98.12 ranks it as the 304th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 20th fastest course in Wisconsin.

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 Paavo Nurmi Marathon a PR Score of 95.51. This PR Score ranks it as the 395th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 20th fastest in Wisconsin.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1648 feet (502m)
Min Elevation: 1456 feet (443m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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