SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 • GENEVA, IL

         

Eligibility Requirements

Fall BQ.2 requirements remain in place until 7/1

You are eligible to register for the 2017 BQ.2 Marathon Races if you ran a USATF Certified…

Full Marathon in 2014 under your 2018 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2015, 2016, or 2017 within 10 minutes of your 2018 standard

Half Marathon in 2016 or 2017 under your 2018 BQ pace

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

Full Marathon in 2015 under your 2018 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2016 or 2017 within 10 minutes of your 2018 standard

Half Marathon in 2016 or 2017 under your 2018 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: 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 2018 Race Day
  • Eligibility result must be in a USATF Certified race
Men
Age
Women Age
2018
Boston
Standard
April BQ2 Cutoff 2016/17 Half

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2016/17 Half
April BQ2 Cutoff  2014 Marathon

 Sept BQ2 Cutoff   2015 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff 2015/16/17 Full

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2016/17 Full
 18-34  3:05:00  1:32:30 3:05:00  3:15:00
 35-39 3:10:00 1:35:00 3:10:00 3:20:00
 40-44 3:15:00 1:37:30 3:15:00 3:25:00
 45-49 3:25:00 1:42:30 3:25:00 3:35:00
 50-54 3:30:00 1:45:00 3:30:00 3:40:00
18-34 3:35:00 1:47:30 3:35:00 3:45:00
55-59 35-39 3:40:00 1:50:00 3:40:00 3:50:00
40-44 3:45:00 1:52:30 3:45:00 3:55:00
60-64 45-49  3:55:00 1:57:30 3:55:00 4:05:00
50-54 4:00:00 2:00:00 4:00:00 4:10:00
65-69 55-59 4:10:00 2:05:00 4:10:00 4:20:00
70-74 60-64 4:25:00 2:12:30 4:25:00 4:35:00*
 75+  65+ 4:30:00* 2:15:00**  4:30:00** 4:40:00*
* BQ.2 race has a 4:30 cutoff

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Take the best shot at 2018 Boston with an experienced race team whose goal is to do everything possible to get you and 300 other runners to the 2018 starting line in Hopkinton. MarathonGuide.com currently lists 7 marathons on the weekend of 9/9-9/10. 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 2017 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 in 2015, (over 50% for BQ.2 Chicagoland).

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