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Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to register for the 2018 BQ.2 Marathon Races if you ran a USATF Certified…

Full Marathon in 2015 at or below your 2019 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2016,  2017 or 2018 within 10 minutes of your 2019 standard

Half Marathon in 2016, 2017 or 2018 at or below your 2019 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

Full Marathon in 2016 at or below your 2019 BQ standard

Full Marathon in 2017 or 2018 within 10 minutes of your 2019 standard

Half Marathon in 2017 or 2018 at or below your 2019 BQ pace

Spring requirements will be WAIVED if the race has not filled by MARCH 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 2019 Race Day
  • Eligibility result must be in a USATF Certified race
Men
Age
Women Age
2019
Boston
Standard
April BQ2 Cutoff  2015 Marathon

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2016 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff  2016-18 Marathon

 Sept BQ2 Cutoff   2017-18 Marathon
April BQ2 Cutoff 2016-18 Half 

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2017-18 Half
 18-34  3:05:00 3:05:00 3:15:00  1:32:30
 35-39 3:10:00 3:10:00 3:20:00 1:35:00
 40-44 3:15:00 3:15:00 3:25:00 1:37:30
 45-49 3:25:00 3:25:00 3:35:00 1:42:30
 50-54 3:30:00 3:30:00 3:40:00 1:45:00
18-34 3:35:00 3:35:00 3:45:00 1:47:30
55-59 35-39 3:40:00 3:40:00 3:50:00 1:50:00
40-44 3:45:00 3:45:00 3:55:00 1:52:30
45-49  3:55:00 3:55:00 4:05:00 1:57:30
60-64 3:55:00 3:55:00 4:05:00 1:57:30
50-54 4:00:00 4:00:00 4:10:00 2:00:00
65-69 55-59 4:10:00 4:10:00 4:20:00 2:05:00
70-74 60-64 4:25:00 4:25:00 4:30:00* 2:12:30
65-69 4:40:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
75-79 4:40:00 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 5:10:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
80+ 5:25:00 4:30:00* 4:30:00* 2:15:00*
* BQ.2 race has a 4:30 cutoff

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Qualify for Boston 2018

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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