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Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to register for the 2021 Spring Chance BQ.2 OR the 2021 Last 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 2022 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2018,  2019, 2020 or 2021 within 10 minutes of your 2022 standard

Half Marathon in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 at or below your 2022 BQ pace

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

Full Marathon in 2017 at or below your 2022 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 within 10 minutes of your 2022 standard

Half Marathon in 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 at or below your 2022 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 2/1 (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 2022 Race Day.
  • Eligibility result must be in a USATF Certified race. International results must be a recognized certified race.
  • Complete live race online results only, no partial or splits or virtual races.
  • Note: Boston standards listed below are as of 10/1/19. They are subject to change.
Men
Age
Women Age
2022
Boston
Standard  (Fall)
2022 Boston Standard (Spring)
April BQ2 Cutoff  2017 Marathon

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2017 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff  2018-2021 Marathon

Sept BQ2 Cutoff   2018 – 2021 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff 2018-2021 Half 

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2018-2021 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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