Boston Marathon Pace CalculatorDevelop the perfect Boston Marathon race strategy by calculating your exact splits for every mile
The Boston Marathon Pace Calculator will help you establish the perfect target race pace over the fabled Boston Marathon hills. The pace calculator will help ensure that all of your hard training for race day isn’t wasted with a poor race strategy.
The Boston Marathon Pace calculator uses the grade and length of each hill on the course to assign each mile a score for difficulty. The ease or difficulty of each mile is then extrapolated to the target pace per mile to ensure an even effort.
The calculator will help make sure that you don’t go out over your head during the fast early miles and allow you to attack the hills and the last 10k of the course.
Plug your goal race time into the pace calculator and get yourself off on the right foot!
|Mile||Pace/Mile||Pace/KM||Total||Description (Elevation Chage)||Comment|
|0-1||Downhill first 1/2 (-143'), then slight rise (+36')||Hopkinton / E. Main St|
|1-2||Slight downhill entire mile (-54')||E. Main St|
|2-3||Downhill with slight uphill in middle (-58')||W. Union St|
|3-4||Downhill entire mile (-66')||Ashland / Union St|
|4-5||Slight uphill entire mile (+25')||Waverly St|
|5-6||Slight downhill at beginning (-34')||Waverly St|
|6-7||Mainly level||Framingham / Waverly St|
|7-8||Level with short hill towards end (+31')||Waverly St / W. Central St|
|8-9||Mainly level||W. Central St / Fiske Pond|
|9-10||Mainly slight uphill (+25')||Fiske Pond / W. Central St|
|10-11||Mainly slight uphill (+24')||Natick / E. Central St|
|11-12||Sight uphill at start, then slight downhill (-43')||E. Central St|
|12-13||Slight uphill at start, then slightly rolling hills||Central St. / Wellesley College|
|13-14||Dip in middle of mile (-23'), then flat||Wellesley / Washington St|
|14-15||Mainly slight uphill (+27')||Washington St|
|15-16||Slight uphill at start, then steep downhill (-118')||Wash. St / Newton lower falls|
|16-17||Uphill for first 1/2 mile (+75'), then level||Hill #1 / Newton-Wellesley Hosp|
|17-18||Slight downhill first 3/4,then steep uphill (+74')||Newton Fire Station / Hill #2|
|18-19||Slight downhill over entire mile (-34')||Commonwealth Av|
|19-20||Slight downhill first 1/4 then uphill (+63')||John Kelly Statue / Hill #3|
|20-21||Level first 1/4, then steep uphill (+97')||Heartbreak Hill (Hill #4)|
|21-22||Downill first 1/2 (-87'), then level||Commonwealth (Boston College)|
|22-23||Downhill first 1/2 (-57'), level, then slight rise||Beacon St (Cleveland circle)|
|23-24||Downhill entire mile (-95')||Beacon St (Coolidge Corner)|
|24-25||Level with slight rise at end (over freeway)||Beacon St (Citgo Hill)|
|25-26||Slight downhill after fwy, dip under Mass Ave.||Kenmore Sqr / Commonwealth|
|26-26.2||Slight uphill before last turn onto Boylston St.||Boylston St / Boston Public Libr|