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Prairie State Marathon

Libertyville, IL


Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.09
Course Score: 99.24

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: No Results
2015: 238 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: N/A
2015: 8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Prairie State Marathon course starts in Independence Grove Forest Preserve before traveling onto crushed limestone paths through and by northern Illinois prairie, forests, rivers and lakes. All courses will be USATF certified. The course is fairly flat with portions of moderate hills.

The course surface is approximately 4 miles on paved roads and the rest of the 22+ miles on crusted limestone paths.


Marathon Rankings

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

In 2015, 8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2015.


Its Course Score of 99.24 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Illinois.

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 Prairie State Marathon a PR Score of 99.09. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Illinois.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 705 feet (214m)
Min Elevation: 649 feet (197m)

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