2017: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Race Day Weather
37° F (2°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 98.59
Course Score: 98.59
2016: 2,506 Finishers
2015: 2,510 Finishers
2014: 2,658 Finishers
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The St. Jude Memphis Marathon course consists of mainly short rolling hills. The race starts and ends in Downtown Memphis. Runners will pass many of the city's most popular landmarks and attractions including the Mississippi River, Beale Street, and the campus of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The race finishes at AutoZone Park, home of the Redbirds, Memphis' AAA baseball team.
The marathon does have many short hills, however, the difference between the high and low points of the course is only about 100 feet. The relatively fast course and the normal race day temperature and humidity makes the race a good opportunity for PRs and BQs.
The St. Jude Memphis Marathon was the 32nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 32nd largest in 2015.
Last year 5.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the St. Jude Memphis Marathon the 358th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 336th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 98.59 ranks it as the 244th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Tennessee.
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 St. Jude Memphis Marathon a PR Score of 98.59. This PR Score ranks it as the 185th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Tennessee.
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