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Sioux Falls Marathon

Sioux Falls, SD

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, September 10, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 64°F (17°C)
Average High: 76°F (24°C)
Average Low: 53° F (11°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.47
Course Score: 98.80

Race Size

2016: 305 Finishers
2015: 296 Finishers
2014: 408 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 14.4%
2015: 12.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

**New Course for 2015**

The Sioux Falls Marathon is a mixed course with some early sections with rolling hills and also a long flat section at the end.

After a few gently rolling hills, runner's should enjoy the last 10 miles of where the course is nearly completely flat.

Marathon Rankings

The Sioux Falls Marathon was the 206th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 217th largest in 2015.

Last year 14.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Sioux Falls Marathon the 107th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 126th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.80 ranks it as the 219th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in South Dakota.

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 Sioux Falls Marathon a PR Score of 97.47. This PR Score ranks it as the 299th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in South Dakota.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1536 feet (468m)
Min Elevation: 1364 feet (415m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Sioux Falls Marathon

0 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2014 Sioux Falls Marathon.   

0 / 5 Stars


Describing the course as flat is a lie! Adding up only the bigger uphill sections that were recorded with my garmin, I got 600 ft of uphill. This does not include the smaller hills or the little stuff. There is a 6 mile flat section from mile 8 to 14 and the last 3 miles are mostly flat.

Race Tips

Don't get carried away with your pace at the beginning. Those hills will come back to haunt you at mile 14 when they start again and leave you exhausted for the last 3 miles. Lots of volunteers and water stops on the course. Don't be afraid to take advantage of them and several have Hammer gels.

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

Great if you can stay right at the start, Their recommended hotel gives a discount and is quite nice. Right at the start.

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