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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 45° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.47
Course Score: 99.47

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 314 Finishers
2016: 320 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 7.6%
2016: 10.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Two Cities Marathon was the 186th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 194th largest in 2016.

Last year 7.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Two Cities Marathon the 270th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 169th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.47 ranks it as the 104th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 8th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Two Cities Marathon a PR Score of 99.47. This PR Score ranks it as the 68th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 6th fastest in California.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 374 feet (114m)
Min Elevation: 305 feet (92m)


Recent Two Cities Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2016 Two Cities Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Great, flat course. Not too crowded. Organized very well. Perfect for first timers.

Race Tips

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

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Two Cities Marathon in 3:50:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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