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Boston Bound Marathon & Half Marathon

Sun September 1, 2019 Suwanee, GA US 30024 Directions
Events

Marathon

$85 6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Price increases after July 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marthon

$55 6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration Opens May 1, 2019 at 12:00am EDT

Virtual Marathon

$35 Registration ends August 30, 2019 at 2:59am EDT

Virtual Half Marathon

$35 Registration ends August 30, 2019 at 2:59am EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.fivestarntp.com/boston-bound.html.

Place
Kids R Kids
3835 Johns Creek PKWY
Suwanee, GA US 30024
Description

Have you been dreaming of running Boston?  Need to shave a few minutes off your time to get in?  Looking for the perfect course to set a PR?  This is the event for you!  Regardless if you want to run the Boston or not, this is the event!   We're racing in Johns Creek/Suwanee/Cumming and the Course is Super Flat and Super Fast!  (FYI, a 1:26 in a half marathon was the time that qualified a seated position in the 2017 Peachtree Road Race.)

 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Questions?
Host hotel & Early Packet Pickup

Holiday Inn Express is about 500 feet from the start line...perfect for staying the night before.  You can pick up your packet on Saturday, walk to the start line, and then go back to your room to shower before the awards.  For overnight hotel accommodations click the Booking link or call the hotel directly, 678-638-9800,  and refer to the Boston Bound Marathon for your reservation 

Early Packet Pickup will be:  Saturday August 31, from 4:00 -7:00 pm.

Entry Fees & Registration

Event Cap is a total of 150 participants.  In an effort to give the marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on June 9.  

Super Early Bird Registration through July 1

Half...$55
Full...$85
 

Early bird Registration 7/2 - 8/3

Half...$65
Full...$95
 

Regular Registration 8/4 - 8/31

Half...$75
Full...$105

Race Day Registration (available if event cap has not been met)

Half...$85
Full...$115

Virtual Option

Half...$35
Full...$35


Virtual Race
You can't qualify for Boston by doing a Virtual Race, but you can get some awesome swag.  We've got some great stuff that we'll be getting all the runners, and you'll be able to get in on the fun, even if you can't make it out to the race.  You'll submit your time by end of day on September 2nd, and we'll post your results compared to everyone else running the Virtual Race.  Shirts and medals are all mailed 1st thing after the weekend.

Awards & Goodies

The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, but we'll have some great awards for everyone.  Each race will have awards in the following categories:

Top 3 Overall M/F
Top 3 Master M/F
Overall Grand Master (50+)
Overall Sr. Grand Master (60+)
Age Groups (M/F)19 & Under
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75+

Boston Qualifying

The both marathon course is USATF certified, which means the Marathon will be a Boston Qualifier.

You will also be able to use your times for Peachtree Qualification, or any pretty much any other race that requires a qualifying time.

Here's a link to the Boston Standards   https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/qualify

Here's a link to the Peachtree Qualifying Standards  https://dynamix-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/atlantatrackcluborg/atlantatrackcluborg_547539165.pdf

Course & Timing Details

Course
1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
Both the Half & Full are USATF certified...so the Full with be a Boston Qualifier
 

Timing:

Chip timed Start & Finish
Chip timed split every mile
Mile splits are displayed on monitors as you pass by the mile point...helping you keep on pace

Entertainment

 We realize the it might get a little repetitive running a 1 mile loop...so we'll have music & entertainment along the course to keep you going and entertained
 

Course Cut Off

 Because of the nature of the event, the course will close at 10:30 am (4 hour race time)

Elite Aid Stations

2 stations along the course (every 1/2 mile)1 station with cups of water
1 station with your personally selected aid (drinks & gel)...must register by 8/26

Bananas & oranges and/or your personal special needs bag

Five Star Turkey Trot

All participants will earn FREE entry into one of the Five Star Turkey Trots.  See event website for additional details

Refunds, Transfers, & Deferments

Because of the small field limit and the customization for each participant, all registrations are final and there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.

 
Event Schedule
August 25       11:59 PM - Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size and aid station choices
August 31  4 PM - 7 PM - Early Packet Pick up
September 1    5:30 AM - Race Day Check in Opens
September 1    6:30 AM - Races Start
September 1  10:30 AM - Course Closes

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