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Race Dates

2019: TBD
2018: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 41°F (5°C)
Average High: 52°F (11°C)
Average Low: 29° F (-1°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.56
Course Score: 99.56

Race Size

2018: 26 Finishers
2017: 24 Finishers
2016: 53 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 8.3%
2016: 5.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

Race Day Weather Forecast

Race Day Temperatures High: 71°F  (22°C)
Low: 45°F  (7°C)

Race Start Conditions

45°F  (7°C)

Partly Cloudy
S 15 mph 

PR Score
(Normal Score)


Course Score


The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance.
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Course Description

The Duel Marathon course is run on the paved Wichita Falls Circle trail. The Full Marathon on the paved trail is a Boston Qualifier.

Marathon Rankings

The The Duel Marathon (Paved Trail) was the 534th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 525th largest in 2016.

Last year 8.3% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the The Duel Marathon (Paved Trail) the 244th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 363rd highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.56 ranks it as the 82nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th fastest course in Texas.

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 The Duel Marathon (Paved Trail) a PR Score of 99.56. This PR Score ranks it as the 56th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest in Texas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 985 feet (300m)
Min Elevation: 915 feet (278m)


Recent The Duel Marathon (Paved Trail) Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2014 The Duel Marathon (Paved Trail).   

5 / 5 Stars


This is a great little marathon - or, actually, two marathons: a paved trail marathon that is a Boston qualifier, and a dirt trail marathon. There is also a half-marathon and a 10K on each course, for a total of 6 races in one day.

Race Tips

I ran the paved trail marathon in 2014. The course is nice and flat, and was a bit breezy on the way out (but with a tailwind on the way back). It\'s a quiet, pleasant course. The volunteers are great, and there are aid stations with water, Powerade, snacks, toilets and some gels every 2-3 miles.
This is a small event - no crowding on the course.
I haven't run on the dirt trail, but based on the pics I've seen it looks beautiful.

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

Parking is easy, across the street from the starting line and nearby at the convention center.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the The Duel Marathon (Paved Trail) in 4:33:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.