Eligibility Requirements

Official Finish Time Requirements for
Last Chance BQ.2 Eligibility

PLEASE NOTE: WE’VE ENTERED OUR OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD! THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA HAS BEEN CHANGED TO “SUGGESTED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.” IF YOU THINK YOU’RE READY, YOU’RE IN. THE 4:30 TIME LIMIT IS STILL IN EFFECT.

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 2013 or 2014 half marathon below your 2015 qualifying standard pace.
- a 2012 marathon at or below your 2015 qualifying standard
- a 2013 or 2014 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 2012 race finish can get you into Last Chance BQ.2 at your 2015 Age Group standard.

Your Boston 2015 qualifying time is based on your age on April 20, 2015 (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 4/20/2015 2012 26.2 Men 2012 26.2 Women 2013-14 26.2 Men 2013-14 26.2 Women
2013-14 13.1 Men
2013-14 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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