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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 48°F (8°C)
Average High: 55°F (12°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.25
Course Score: 96.25

Race Size

2017: No Results
2016: 23 Finishers
2015: 24 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 4.4%
2015: 8.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Prince of Wales Marathon is an out-and-back course starting at Craig High School. Runners travel along the Klawock Channel portion of the Inside Passage, turn left at the Crossroads in Klawock to head out to what many consider to be one of the most scenic routes in Alaska - The Big Salt Lake Highway. Runners return to the finish line on the same route.

Marathon Rankings

The Prince of Wales Island Marathon was the 656th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 614th largest in 2015.

Last year 4.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Prince of Wales Island Marathon the 405th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 248th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 96.25 ranks it as the 391st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Alaska.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Prince of Wales Island Marathon a PR Score of 96.25. This PR Score ranks it as the 368th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Alaska.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 388 feet (118m)
Min Elevation: 4 feet (1m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Prince of Wales Island Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Prince of Wales Island Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Intimate race, great terrain - extremely scenic, pre-race dinner was FANTASTIC, post-race salmon was one of a kind.

I suggest BACON! :)

Race Tips

ALWAYS prepare for rain! I was concerned w/ fuel, so I packed my own - was refreshing on the uphills when no one present.

Save your energy for the hills and note when they are prior to the race so you don't run out of steam! Have your camera handi as you may have a Smokey The Bear sighting! hehe

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

Blue Heron was spot on - if traveling in a group; 4 bedrooms w/ 4 bathrooms - some w/ kitchenettes and a main kitchen along w/ relaxing deck.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Prince of Wales Island Marathon in 4:52:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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