Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon

September 7, 2024, 6:30 a.m.

Registration is Open for the 2024 Last Chance BQ.2!

BQ.2 Marathon Races are specifically scheduled and designed to be your  best chance to qualify for Boston to get you to the starting line in Hopkinton.  The field will be capped at 300 runners per race to insure a quality experience.

America's #1 Qualifier

Over 50% of finishers have qualified for the past 5 years!

America's #2 Fastest

Weather, course, and focus have combined to make BQ2 ranked among the top 3 fastest races for the past 5 years.

WHO: 300 eligible runners from across North America, all with one dream

Runners from over 30 states, Canada, Mexico, and a handful of other countries come to Spring Change BQ.2 and Last Chance BQ.2 each year to make their Boston dreams come true.  Over 50% of finishers do just that, taking advantage of the course, the weather, and the perks to beat their qualifying times and get a chance to register for Boston.

WHAT: BEST chances to get to Boston

Last Chance BQ.2 is an early September race for runners looking for one last shot at qualifying or improving their qualifying time.  It is held just before general registration opens for Boston (if past schedules hold true).

WHY: To give you a last, best shot at getting into Boston

The Last Chance BQ.2 is here to give you your best chance at crossing the finish line not just within your qualifying limit, but several minutes under to get you to the starting line in Hopkinton.

WHERE: Geneva IL, 45 minutes west of Chicago

Fabyan Forest Preserve West, Route 31 just north of Fabyan Parkway, on a flat, fast, sheltered scenic paved loop of the Fox River Trail. Easy access from Chicago’s O’Hare, Midway, and Rockford airports.

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2024

  • Friday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Early packet pickup
  • Friday, September 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.   Race village preview, course preview jog, Q&A, elite bottle marking station
  • Saturday, September 9, 5:15 a.m. – 6:25 a.m.   Race day packet pickup, elite bottle drop and marking
  • Saturday, September 9, 6:30 a.m.  Race start

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.  Spring or Fall, BQ.2 gives you the experienced race team, a track record of success, the extra perks and the best odds
to make this your Boston year!

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Fox Valley Marathon
PO Box 3955
St. Charles, IL 60174

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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. BQ.2 Marathon Races 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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