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bg26.2 Marathon

Bowling Green, KY


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, November 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Multiple Loops
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 53°F (11°C)
Average High: 65°F (18°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.79
Course Score: 97.79

Race Size

2016: 119 Finishers
2015: 136 Finishers
2014: 166 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 9.2%
2015: 8.1%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The double loop bg26.2 Marathon course starts at the Bowling Green Ball Park and runs through downtown Bowling Green and the Western Kentucky University campus.


Marathon Rankings

The bg26.2 Marathon was the 373rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 354th largest in 2015.

Last year 9.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 8.1% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the bg26.2 Marathon the 238th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 260th highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 97.79 ranks it as the 321st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Kentucky.

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 bg26.2 Marathon a PR Score of 97.79. This PR Score ranks it as the 279th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Kentucky.

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Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 624 feet (190m)
Min Elevation: 475 feet (144m)

bg26.2




Ratings & Reviews: None




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