(Updated 3/16/2020) We’ve tried everything possible, but with the CDC’s announcement of no events for the next 8 weeks, we’re saddened to announce that the 2020 Spring Chance BQ.2 is cancelled. Our registered runners have three options:

  1. Transfer to the 2021 Spring Chance BQ.2 (4/17/2021). Any pre-qualification requirements will be waived.

  2. For those who want to run a marathon this year, you can transfer to the 2020 Fox Valley Marathon on 9/20/2020. This year’s FVM is the same week (not the same weekend) as Boston 2020’s new date, so we expect that it will be a 2021 qualifier. The Fox Valley Marathon runs along part of the BQ.2 Marathon Races course.

  3. If neither of those options work, you can opt for us to send you a 2020 Spring Chance BQ.2 shirt and medal instead.

Please email your decision to us at by August 1st.

Thank you for understanding as we navigate this uncharted territory. Stay healthy.

Attention Last Chance BQ.2 hopefuls! Given the challenging times we’re experiencing today, which are causing spring race cancellations around the world, we’re rolling back the qualifying race window to include 2019 standards. This adjustment will help runners wanting to register for the 2020 Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon. The new qualifying race windows are on our Eligibility Requirements Page.

APRIL 18, 2020, 6:30 A.M.

September 12, 2020, 6:30 A.M.

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