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 BQ.2 Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to register for the 2017 BQ.2 races if you ran a USATF Certified…

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Full Marathon in 2014

   under your 2018 BQ standard


Full Marathon in 2015, 2016, or 2017

   within 10 minutes of your 2018 standard


Half Marathon in 2016 or 2017

   under your 2018 BQ pace


Spring requirements will be WAIVED if the race has not filled by MARCH 1

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Full Marathon in 2015

   under your 2018 BQ standard


Full Marathon in 2016 or 2017

   within 10 minutes of your 2018 standard


Half Marathon in 2016 or 2017

  under your 2018 BQ pace


Fall requirements will be WAIVED if the race has not filled by JULY 1

 – Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland is expected to fill by 7/1
 – Last Chance BQ.2 Grand Rapids is expected to be open after 7/1

 Note: BQ.2 has a 4:30 cutoff – BQ standards above 4:30 are calculated at 4:30 for eligibility

 

BQ2 Eligibility Cutoff Table

  • Age on Boston 2018 Race Day
  • Eligibility result must be in a USATF Certified race
 Men Age
Women Age
 2018 Boston Standard
April BQ2 Cutoff  2016/17 Half

 Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2016/17 Half   
 April BQ2 Cutoff  2014 Marathon

 Sept BQ2 Cutoff   2015 Marathon    
April BQ2 Cutoff 2015/16/17 Full

Sept BQ2 Cutoff 2016/17 Full   
 18-34
 3:05:00
1:32:30
 3:05:00
3:15:00
 35-39
 3:10:00
1:35:00
 3:10:00
 3:20:00
 40-44
 3:15:00
1:37:30
 3:15:00
3:25:00
 45-49
 3:25:00
1:42:30
 3:25:00
3:35:00
 50-54
 3:30:00
1:45:00
 3:30:00
3:40:00
18-34
 3:35:00
1:47:30
 3:35:00
3:45:00
 55-59
35-39
 3:40:00
1:50:00
 3:40:00
3:50:00
40-44
 3:45:00
1:52:30
 3:45:00
3:55:00
 60-64
45-49
 3:55:00
1:57:30
 3:55:00
4:05:00
 50-54
 4:00:00
2:00:00
 4:00:00
4:10:00
 65-69
 55-59
 4:10:00
2:05:00
 4:10:00
4:20:00
 70-74
 60-64
 4:25:00
2:12:30
 4:25:00
4:35:00*
 75+
 65+
 4:30:00*
2:15:00*
 4:30:00*
 4:40:00*
* BQ.2 race has a 4:30 cutoff