I think trying to run a marathon in ajacket is a mistake unless you are going to be out there a few hours. If you are moving at a moderate pace, you tend to get very hot, and a jacket will be too warm- your core temp seems to almost inevitably rise throughout the race- I've done a few marathons, at around 4- 4:20 pace, and usually find I'm getting very warm despite a runnig vest + leggings only- in all the recent ones it's been so chilly at the start that I've needed gloves, hat, bin bag, thow away tshirt, and removable arm warmers, but by about 10 miles, even a thin cap to keep the rain out of my eyes is too hot!
Lots of the slower part of the pack turn up looking very overdressed, the tip is that you should be wearing little enough to feel chilly on the start line- but to avoid getting cold/ wet hanging about, a bin bag and/ or old top you can throw away in the fist mile is the best.
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