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Seattle Marathon

Seattle, WA

Race Dates

2015: Sunday, November 29, 2015
2014: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 41°F (5°C)
Average High: 46°F (7°C)
Average Low: 36° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.87
Course Score: 98.87

Race Size

2014: 1,869 Finishers
2013: 2,208 Finishers
2012: 2,165 Finishers

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Seattle Marathon course is moderately hilly with long stretches of flat between miles 8 and 19. The final climb starts around mile 19 and continues until mile 23. Once you reach the top, it is mostly downhill to the finish.

Marathon Rankings

The Seattle Marathon was the 56th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 48th largest in 2013.

Last year 8.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranked 263rd in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2014.

Its Course Score of 98.87 ranks it as the 185th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 13th fastest course in Washington.

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 Seattle Marathon a PR Score of 98.87. This PR Score ranks it as the 131st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 12th fastest in Washington.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 192 feet (58m)
Min Elevation: 17 feet (5m)


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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