Eligibility Requirements

Official Finish Time Requirements for
Last Chance BQ.2 Eligibility

To be eligible for one of our limited spots, you must have finished a recent race at a pace within striking distance of your qualifying goal.  This includes …

- a 2014 or 2015 half marathon below your 2015 qualifying standard pace.
- a 2013 marathon at or below your 2015 qualifying standard
- a 2014 or 2015 marathon within 10 minutes of your 2015 qualifying standard

SEE TABLE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC TIMES!

On your registration form, please enter your official finish time from a USATF certified full or half marathon, along with the on-line race result link where we can verify it.

First the good news…
A 2014 race finish can get you into Last Chance BQ.2 at your 2016 Age Group standard.

Your Boston 2016 qualifying time is based on your age on April 18, 2016 (See Boston Qualifying Standards here)

Then the bad news…
We have a 4:30:00 cutoff, so all eligible runners must be at or within 4:30:00, even for longer Boston qualifying standards. (But, if there’s a woman over 65 years old still on the course, we might make an exception)

Last Chance BQ.2 Eligibility Finish Times

Age on 4/18/2016 2013 26.2 Men 2013 26.2 Women 2014-15 26.2 Men 2014-15 26.2 Women
2014-15
13.1 Men
2014-15 13.1 Women
18-34 3:05:00 3:35:00 3:15:00 3:45:00 1:32:00 1:47:00
35-39 3:10:00 3:40:00 3:20:00 3:50:00 1:35:00 1:50:00
40-44 3:15:00 3:45:00 3:25:00 3:55:00 1:37:00 1:52:00
45-49 3:25:00 3:55:00 3:35:00 4:05:00 1:42:00 1:57:00
50-54 3:30:00 4:00:00 3:40:00 4:10:00 1:45:00 2:00:00
55-59 3:40:00 4:10:00 3:50:00 4:20:00 1:50:00 2:05:00
60-64 3:55:00 4:25:00 4:05:00 4:30:00 1:57:00 2:12:00
65-69 4:10:00 4:30:00 4:20:00 4:30:00 2:05:00 2:15:00
70-74 4:25:00 4:30:00 4:30:00 4:30:00 2:12:00 2:15:00
75+ 4:30:00 4:30:00 4:30:00 4:30:00 2:15:00 2:15:00
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