RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS–
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A race we designed specifically to give you a shot at getting to Boston in 2017. It’s September 10th and limited to 330 runners.
See our Qualifying times page for qualifying times. THERE IS A 4:30 TIME LIMIT. So beating your BQ time by 5 minutes means you’ll be able to register that Monday for Boston 2017! Brought to you by the same team from the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon As runners, we know how important Boston is to you. And we know what it takes to get there. We’ve been there ourselves, and we’ve helped THOUSANDS of runners get there in our 10 years with the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. And for 2016, we’re here to help you get there with a race focused completely on getting you to Boston 2017. CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS firstname.lastname@example.org, 616 293 3145
|What: Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon|
|An early September Marathon designed to help runners meet a very specific goal. Another race innovation from your friends at the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon and the Fox Valley Marathon Races.|
|Why: To give you one last, best shot at getting into Boston 2017|
|Because of the growing popularity of the marathon distance, and the early registration schedule for the Boston Marathon, registration is again likely to close for 2017 before the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon is held on October 23, leaving a lot of runners disappointed. Our new Last Chance BQ.2 Marathon is here to give runners back that opportunity.|
|When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:00am|
|The weekend before Boston Registration opens, one week before the Fox Valley Marathon, and six weeks before the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon.|
|Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kent County Park Headquarters, 1700 Butterworth|
|A very scenic, mostly flat course with a few gently rolling hills in the east half of Millennium Park.|
|Who: Limited to a field of 330 runners who are within reach of qualifying for the BAA Boston Marathon|
|Due to limited field capacity, only runners with appropriate 13.1 or 26.2 finish times will be accepted. See our Eligibility page for details. Please ONLY enter if you believe you’ll be able to run a Boston Qualifier!|
Check out our REASONS TO RUN Take one last shot at 2017 Boston with an experienced race team whose goal is to do everything possible to get you and 329 other runners to the 2017 starting line in Hopkinton. Now, with 2 qualifier marathons over 5 weeks, you have an option, whether you want a last chance to get to the upcoming Boston 2017 or run the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon and qualify for 2018