SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 & SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 • GENEVA, IL
Featuring a net downhill, (thanks to a gentle grade on the 0.3 mile starting spur), the 3.21 mile loop course offers plenty of shade, scenic views of parks and forest preserves bordering the river, and a glimpse of downtown Batavia.
The paved trail along both sides of the Fox Valley River is nearly pancake flat.
The path, river proximity, dawn starting time, and average lows in the mid 50’s make for a high probability of ideal racing conditions: cool temps and low wind.
And the 8 loop course means 16 Aid Stations, 8 shots at the Elite Water Bottle table (yes, you are treated like an elite runner in this one), and plenty of opportunities for race-provided gel, oranges, ice, bananas, and of course, your own cheering section.
Qualify for Boston
Take the best shot at Boston with an experienced race team whose goal is to do everything possible to get you and 300 other runners to the starting line in Hopkinton. MarathonGuide.com currently lists 7 marathons on the same weekend as the Last Chance BQ.2. Only 2 of them – Last Chance BQ.2 – Chicagoland and Last Chance BQ.2 – Grand Rapids are designed and focused solely to help runners get to the Boston starting line in Hopkinton MA. With that focus, it should be no surprise that they were ranked as the qualifiers with the highest percentage of finishers.
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