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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, November 17, 2018
2017: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 45°F (7°C)
Average High: 55°F (12°C)
Average Low: 36° F (2°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.46
Course Score: 99.46

Race Size

2017: 155 Finishers
2016: 172 Finishers
2015: 222 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 4.5%
2016: 10.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The White River Marathon course is flat and runs along the scenic White River with bluffs on one side of the road.

The course starts at 640 feet and drops approximately 215 feet in the first mile. The rest of the course is very flat.

Marathon Rankings

The White River Marathon was the 306th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 296th largest in 2016.

Last year 4.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 10.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the White River Marathon the 369th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 188th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.46 ranks it as the 107th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Arkansas.

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 White River Marathon a PR Score of 99.46. This PR Score ranks it as the 72nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Arkansas.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 643 feet (196m)
Min Elevation: 428 feet (130m)


Recent White River Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 2 Reviews
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review of 2016 White River Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

review of 2012 White River Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Nice pasta dinner night before race,a few businesses setup with gels,clothing and shoes. Soup,chili and pizza after race was just what I needed after burning up all my fuel!

Race Tips

Flattest race I've ever done,along the White River on a paved road. Looking for a BQ,this is it!

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

Finish Time Equivalent

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