Eligibility Requirements

Official Finish Time Requirements for
Last Chance BQ.2 Eligibility

NOTE–ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WAIVED AS OF AUGUST 1. HOWEVER–YOU SHOULD ONLY REGISTER IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE CAPABLE OF QUALIFYING FOR BOSTON!!

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 …

(LOOK AT THE TABLE BELOW!)

– a 2016 or 2017 half marathon below your 2018 qualifying standard pace. (You can use your half marathon split from the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K if you like)
– a 2015 marathon at or below your 2018 qualifying standard
– a 2016 or 2017 marathon within 10 minutes of your 2018 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 2015 race finish can get you into Last Chance BQ.2 at your 2018 Age Group standard.

Your Boston 2018 qualifying time is based on your age on April 16, 2018 (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 you’re one of our “chronologically gifted” runners with a BQ time slower than that, we will, of course, make an exception. )

Last Chance BQ.2 Eligibility Finish Times

Age on 4/15/2018 2015 26.2 Men 2015 26.2 Women 2016-17 26.2 Men 2016-17 26.2 Women
2016-17
13.1 Men
2016-17 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