SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 & SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020  • GENEVA, IL

     

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to register for the 2019 Last Chance BQ.2 OR the 2020 Spring Chance BQ.2 if you ran a USATF Certified …

(International results must be a recognized certified race)

Full Marathon in 2017 at or below your 2020 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2018,  2019 or 2020 within 10 minutes of your 2021 standard

Half Marathon in 2018, 2019 or 2020 at or below your 2021 BQ pace

Spring requirements will be WAIVED if the race has not filled by MARCH 1

Full Marathon in 2017 at or below your 2020 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2018 or 2019 within 10 minutes of your 2020 standard

Half Marathon in 2018 or 2019 at or below your 2020 BQ pace

Fall requirements will be WAIVED if the race has not filled by JULY 1

 – Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland is expected to fill by 7/1
 – Last Chance BQ.2 Grand Rapids is expected to be open after 7/1

NOTE: There are absolutely NO exceptions to eligibility requirements
unless the race is not filled by 7/1 (fall race) or 3/1 (spring race).

Note: The BQ.2 Marathon Races have a 4:30 cutoff.

BQ standards above 4:30 are calculated at 4:30 for eligibility.

BQ2 Eligibility Cutoff Table

  • Age on Boston 2020 Race Day (2021 for Spring Chance BQ.2)
  • Eligibility result must be in a USATF Certified race. International results must be a recognized certified race.
  • Complete race results only, no partial or splits.
  • Note: Boston standards listed below are as of 4/29/19. They are subject to change.
Men
Age
Women Age
2020
Boston
Standard  (Fall)
2021 Boston Standard (Spring)
April BQ2 Cutoff  2017 Marathon

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2017 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff  2018-2020 Marathon

 Sept BQ2 Cutoff   2018-19 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff 2018-2020 Half 

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2018-19 Half
 18-34  3:00:00 3:00:00 3:10:00  1:30:00
 35-39 3:05:00 3:05:00 3:15:00 1:32:30
 40-44 3:10:00 3:10:00 3:20:00 1:35:00
 45-49 3:20:00 3:20:00 3:30:00 1:40:00
 50-54 3:25:00 3:25:00 3:35:00 1:42:30
18-34 3:30:00 3:30:00 3:40:00 1:45:00
55-59 35-39 3:35:00 3:35:00 3:45:00 1:47:30
40-44 3:40:00 3:40:00 3:50:00 1:50:00
45-49  3:50:00 3:50:00 4:00:00 1:55:00
60-64 3:50:00 3:50:00 4:00:00 1:55:00
50-54 3:55:00 3:55:00 4:05:00 1:57:30
65-69 55-59 4:05:00 4:05:00 4:15:00 2:02:30
70-74 60-64 4:20:00 4:20:00 4:30:00* 2:10:00
75-79 65-69 4:35:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
80+ 70-74 4:55:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
75-79 5:05:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
80+ 5:20:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
* BQ.2 race has a 4:30 cutoff

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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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