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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, September 24, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 61°F (16°C)
Average High: 73°F (22°C)
Average Low: 49° F (9°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 96.38
Course Score: 99.05

Race Size

2016: 488 Finishers
2015: 538 Finishers
2014: 708 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 5.9%
2015: 8.3%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

Other than a few bridge crossings and a large hill early in the race, the Quad Cities marathon course is very flat.

However, late-September temperatures and humidity levels are typically high and may slow some runners - especially those not well acclimated to the weather.

Marathon Rankings

The Quad Cities Marathon was the 149th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 140th largest in 2015.

Last year 5.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Quad Cities Marathon the 354th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 254th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.05 ranks it as the 179th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in Illinois.

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 Quad Cities Marathon a PR Score of 96.38. This PR Score ranks it as the 361st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 10th fastest in Illinois.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 688 feet (209m)
Min Elevation: 555 feet (169m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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