Marathon Pace Chart – Miles and Kilometers

One of the big questions we all face during marathon training is how long do we think it will take us to finish? Figuring out our goal race pace is part of the training process, but this marathon pace chart can give you a starting point.

Each chart is going to list your average pace per mile or per KM, to provide a correlated finishing time.

The great thing about this is that for most runners, a steady even pace from start to finish is the best way to achieve a Personal Best or finish the race feeling strong. Which is one reason, a marathon pace chart can be a great help!

The exception to the rule is when you have a really hilly marathon. In that case, you’re looking more at creating an average effort which then comes out to an average pace.

But before we get in to the weeds on that, let’s dive in to these charts in both mile and kilometer pace.

After the chart are a number of marathon training tips to help you figure out your goal race pace and more!

Marathon Pace Chart

The following paces are providing in average mile time. Find your goal finishing time, to see the goal pace.

Or start with your current long run pace to see where you might finish.

Remember these marathon pace charts are not taking in to account any specific type of course (hilly, lots of turns, hot, snowy). It’s truly assuming you’ll find that average pace from mile 1 to mile 26.2.

Example: If you want to finish a marathon under 6 hours you’ll see that a 13:40 pace is the goal. Or if you find that you are doing long runs at an easy 8:20 per mile pace, you’ll likely be aiming closer to 7:20 for race pace.

Pace

5K

10K

Half

20M

Marathon

5:00

15:32

31:04

1:05:33

1:40:00

2:11:06

5:10

16:03

32:06

1:07:44

1:43:20

2:15:28

5:20

16:34

33:08

1:09:55

1:46:40

2:19:50

5:30

17:05

34:11

1:12:06

1:50:00

2:24:12

5:40

17:36

35:13

1:14:17

1:53:20

2:28:34

5:50

:18:07

36:15

1:16:28

1:56:40

2:32:57

6:00

18:38

37:17

1:18:39

2:00:00

2:37:19

6:10

19:10

38:19

1:20:50

2:03:20

2:41:41

6:20

19:41

39:21

1:23:02

2:06:40

2:46:03

6:30

20:12

40:23

1:25:13

2:10:00

2:50:25

6:40

20:43

41:25

1:27:24

2:13:20

2:54:48

6:50

21:14

42:28

1:29:35

2:16:40

2:59:10

6:55

21:29

42:59

1:30:40

2:18:20

3:01:21

7:00

21:45

43:30

1:31:46

2:20:00

3:03:32

7:05

22:00

44:01

1:32:51

2:21:40

3:05:43

7:10

22:16

44:32

1:33:57

2:23:20

3:07:54

7:15

22:31

45:03

1:35:03

2:25:00

3:10:05

7:20

22:47

45:34

1:36:08

2:26:40

3:12:16

7:25

23:03

46:05

1:37:14

2:28:20

3:14:27

7:30

23:18

46:36

1:38:19

2:30:00

3:16:38

7:35

23:34

47:07

1:39:25

2:31:40

3:18:50

7:40

23:49

47:38

1:40:30

2:33:20

3:21:01

7:45

24:05

48:09

1:41:36

2:35:00

3:23:12

7:50

24:20

48:40

1:42:41

2:36:40

3:25:23

7:55

24:36

49:12

1:43:47

2:38:20

3:27:34

8:00

24:51

49:43

1:44:53

2:40:00

3:29:45

8:05

25:07

50:14

1:45:58

2:41:40

3:31:56

8:10

25:22

50:45

1:47:04

2:43:20

3:34:07

8:15

25:38

51:16

1:48:09

2:45:00

3:36:18

8:20

25:53

51:47

1:49:15

2:46:40

3:38:29

8:25

26:09

52:18

1:50:20

2:48:20

3:40:40

8:30

26:24

52:49

1:51:26

2:50:00

3:42:52

8:35

26:40

53:20

1:52:31

2:51:40

3:45:03

8:40

26:56

53:51

1:53:37

2:53:20

3:47:14

8:45

27:11

54:22

1:54:42

2:55:00

3:49:25

8:50

27:27

54:53

1:55:48

2:56:40

3:51:36

8:55

27:42

55:24

1:56:54

2:58:20

3:53:47

9:00

27:58

55:55

1:57:59

3:00:00

3:55:58

9:05

28:13

56:26

1:59:05

3:01:40

3:58:09

9:10

28:29

56:58

2:00:10

3:03:20

4:00:20

9:15

28:44

57:29

2:01:16

3:05:00

4:02:31

9:20

29:00

58:00

2:02:21

3:06:40

4:04:43

9:25

29:15

58:31

2:03:27

3:08:20

4:06:54

9:30

29:31

59:02

2:04:32

3:10:00

4:09:05

9:35

29:46

59:33

2:05:38

3:11:40

4:11:16

9:40

30:02

1:00:04

2:06:43

3:13:20

4:13:27

9:45

30:18

1:00:35

2:07:49

3:15:00

4:15:38

9:50

30:33

1:01:06

2:08:55

3:16:40

4:17:49

9:55

30:49

1:01:37

2:10:00

3:18:20

4:20:00

10:00

31:04

1:02:08

2:11:06

3:20:00

4:22:11

10:10

31:35

1:03:10

2:13:17

3:23:20

4:26:33

10:20

32:06

1:04:12

2:15:28

3:26:40

4:30:56

10:30

32:37

1:05:15

2:17:39

3:30:00

4:35:18

10:40

33:08

1:06:17

2:19:50

3:33:20

4:39:40

10:50

33:39

1:07:19

2:22:01

3:36:40

4:44:02

11:00

34:11

1:08:21

2:24:12

3:40:00

4:48:24

11:10

34:42

1:09:23

2:26:23

3:43:20

4:52:47

11:20

35:13

1:10:25

2:28:34

3:46:40

4:57:09

11:30

35:44

1:11:27

2:30:45

3:50:00

5:01:31

11:40

36:15

1:12:30

2:32:57

3:53:20

5:05:53

11:50

36:46

1:13:32

2:35:08

3:56:40

5:10:15

12:00

37:17

1:14:34

2:37:19

4:00:00

5:14:38

12:10

37:48

1:15:36

2:39:30

4:03:20

5:18:60

12:20

38:19

1:16:38

2:41:41

4:06:40

5:23:22

12:30

38:50

1:17:40

2:43:52

4:10:00

5:27:44

12:40

39:21

1:18:42

2:46:03

4:13:20

5:32:06

12:50

39:52

1:19:45

2:48:14

4:16:40

5:36:28

13:00

40:23

1:20:47

2:50:25

4:20:00

5:40:51

13:20

41:25

1:22:51

2:54:47

4:26:40

5:49:35

13:40

42:28

1:24:55

2:59:10

4:33:20

5:58:19

14:00

43:30

1:26:59

3:03:32

4:40:00

6:07:04

14:20

44:32

1:29:04

3:07:54

4:46:40

6:15:48

14:40

45:34

1:31:08

3:12:16

4:53:20

6:24:32

15:00

46:36

1:33:12

3:16:38

5:00:00

6:33:17

15:20

47:38

1:35:17

3:21:01

5:06:40

6:42:01

15:40

48:40

1:37:21

3:25:23

5:13:20

6:50:46

A marathon pace chart is just one tool to help you find the right race pace!

Make sure your training is in line with your big goal.

Are you putting in enough long runs?

Are you going easy enough on your long runs so that you can go hard on your speed days?

Have you practice some goal race pace miles?

There’s so much more to marathon training than just setting your goal!

Marathon Race Day Tips

Let’s look at some additional tips to work on helping you utilize the marathon pace chart. Here we’re focused on all the race day tips and trips that will help you reach your goal.

KM Marathon Pace Chart

For our friends outside of the US, let’s talk about your kilometer pace to predict your marathon finish time.

The follow chart uses avg KM time to find your marathon finish time.

Pace

5K

10K

Half

20M

Marathon

3:06

15:32

31:04

1:05:33

1:40:00

2:11:06

3:13

16:03

32:06

1:07:44

1:43:20

2:15:28

3:19

16:34

33:08

1:09:55

1:46:40

2:19:50

3:25

17:05

34:11

1:12:06

1:50:00

2:24:12

3:31

17:36

35:13

1:14:17

1:53:20

2:28:34

3:37

18:07

36:15

1:16:28

1:56:40

2:32:57

3:44

18:38

37:17

1:18:39

2:00:00

2:37:19

3:50

19:10

38:19

1:20:50

2:03:20

2:41:41

3:56

19:41

39:21

1:23:02

2:06:40

2:46:03

4:02

20:12

40:23

1:25:13

2:10:00

2:50:25

4:08

20:43

41:25

1:27:24

2:13:20

2:54:48

4:15

21:14

42:28

1:29:35

2:16:40

2:59:10

4:18

21:29

42:59

1:30:40

2:18:20

3:01:21

4:21

21:45

43:30

1:31:46

2:20:00

3:03:32

4:24

22:00

44:01

1:32:51

2:21:40

3:05:43

4:27

22:16

44:32

1:33:57

2:23:20

3:07:54

4:30

22:31

45:03

1:35:03

2:25:00

3:10:05

4:33

22:47

45:34

1:36:08

2:26:40

3:12:16

4:37

23:03

46:05

1:37:14

2:28:20

3:14:27

4:40

23:18

46:36

1:38:19

2:30:00

3:16:38

4:43

23:34

47:07

1:39:25

2:31:40

3:18:50

4:46

23:49

47:38

1:40:30

2:33:20

3:21:01

4:49

24:05

48:09

1:41:36

2:35:00

3:23:12

4:52

24:20

48:40

1:42:41

2:36:40

3:25:23

4:55

24:36

49:12

1:43:47

2:38:20

3:27:34

4:58

24:51

49:43

1:44:53

2:40:00

3:29:45

5:01

25:07

50:14

1:45:58

2:41:40

3:31:56

5:04

25:22

50:45

1:47:04

2:43:20

3:34:07

5:08

25:38

51:16

1:48:09

2:45:00

3:36:18

5:11

25:53

51:47

1:49:15

2:46:40

3:38:29

5:14

26:09

52:18

1:50:20

2:48:20

3:40:40

5:17

26:24

52:49

1:51:26

2:50:00

3:42:52

5:20

26:40

53:20

1:52:31

2:51:40

3:45:03

5:23

26:56

53:51

1:53:37

2:53:20

3:47:14

5:26

27:11

54:22

1:54:42

2:55:00

3:49:25

5:29

27:27

54:53

1:55:48

2:56:40

3:51:36

5:32

27:42

55:24

1:56:54

2:58:20

3:53:47

5:36

27:58

55:55

1:57:59

3:00:00

3:55:58

5:39

28:13

56:26

1:59:05

3:01:40

3:58:09

5:42

28:29

56:58

2:00:10

3:03:20

4:00:20

5:45

28:44

57:29

2:01:16

3:05:00

4:02:31

5:48

29:00

58:00

2:02:21

3:06:40

4:04:43

5:51

29:15

58:31

2:03:27

3:08:20

4:06:54

5:54

29:31

59:02

2:04:32

3:10:00

4:09:05

5:57

29:46

59:33

2:05:38

3:11:40

4:11:16

6:00

30:02

1:00:04

2:06:43

3:13:20

4:13:27

6:04

30:18

1:00:35

2:07:49

3:15:00

4:15:38

6:07

30:33

1:01:06

2:08:55

3:16:40

4:17:49

6:10

30:49

1:01:37

2:10:00

3:18:20

4:20:00

6:13

31:04

1:02:08

2:11:06

3:20:00

4:22:11

6:19

31:35

1:03:10

2:13:17

3:23:20

4:26:33

6:25

32:06

1:04:12

2:15:28

3:26:40

4:30:56

6:31

32:37

1:05:15

2:17:39

3:30:00

4:35:18

6:38

33:08

1:06:17

2:19:50

3:33:20

4:39:40

6:44

33:39

1:07:19

2:22:01

3:36:40

4:44:02

6:50

34:11

1:08:21

2:24:12

3:40:00

4:48:24

6:56

34:42

1:09:23

2:26:23

3:43:20

4:52:47

7:03

35:13

1:10:25

2:28:34

3:46:40

4:57:09

7:09

35:44

1:11:27

2:30:45

3:50:00

5:01:31

7:15

36:15

1:12:30

2:32:57

3:53:20

5:05:53

7:21

36:46

1:13:32

2:35:08

3:56:40

5:10:15

7:27

37:17

1:14:34

2:37:19

4:00:00

5:14:38

7:34

37:48

1:15:36

2:39:30

4:03:20

5:18:60

7:40

38:19

1:16:38

2:41:41

4:06:40

5:23:22

7:46

38:50

1:17:40

2:43:52

4:10:00

5:27:44

7:52

39:21

1:18:42

2:46:03

4:13:20

5:32:06

7:58

39:52

1:19:45

2:48:14

4:16:40

5:36:28

8:05

40:23

1:20:47

2:50:25

4:20:00

5:40:51

8:17

41:25

1:22:51

2:54:47

4:26:40

5:49:35

8:30

42:28

1:24:55

2:59:10

4:33:20

5:58:19

8:42

43:30

1:26:59

3:03:32

4:40:00

6:07:04

8:54

44:32

1:29:04

3:07:54

4:46:40

6:15:48

9:07

45:34

1:31:08

3:12:16

4:53:20

6:24:32

9:19

46:36

1:33:12

3:16:38

5:00:00

6:33:17

9:32

47:38

1:35:17

3:21:01

5:06:40

6:42:01

9:44

48:40

1:37:21

3:25:23

5:13:20

6:50:46

No matter what your marathon finishing time goal is, these charts should help you find your pace. They have stopped at just under 7 hours because that is the cut off for the majority of races now.

However, if you know that it will take you longer to walk a marathon don’t let it discourage you!

There are some with longer cut offs and plenty of ways to keep building on your endurance to meet these cutoffs. As a running coach, I’ve helped many runners get through that fear of not finishing with a good training plan!

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