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
The Western Pacific Marathon was the 316th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 319th 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 447th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 253rd 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.