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Race Dates

2017: Saturday, April 29, 2017
2016: Saturday, April 30, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Mostly on Trails
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 59°F (15°C)
Average High: 71°F (21°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.24
Course Score: 99.74

Race Size

2016: 157 Finishers
2015: 161 Finishers
2014: 197 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.2%
2015: 8.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Western Pacific Marathon is one of the flattest Spring marathons in the United States. Only 70' of elevation difference between the high and low points of the course.

The course is mostly gravel/fire trail with a very small portion of pavement at the beginning and end. Hills are nearly non-existent

Marathon Rankings

The Western Pacific Marathon was the 317th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 323rd largest in 2015.

Last year 3.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Western Pacific Marathon the 449th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 259th highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 99.74 ranks it as the 54th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 7th fastest course in California.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Western Pacific Marathon a PR Score of 99.24. This PR Score ranks it as the 100th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in California.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 79 feet (24m)
Min Elevation: 9 feet (2m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Western Pacific Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2016 Western Pacific Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The course was great - really flat - and also super beautiful. Some stretches were very long and straight, and could get a little tedious, but overall an enjoyable run. After the run there was a huge spread of food and all the volunteers were super helpful and cheerful.

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Finish Time Equivalent

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