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Boston Bound Marathon & Half Marathon

Sun September 2, 2018 Suwanee, GA US 30024 Directions


6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Half Marthon

6:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Race Website

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

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3835 Johns Creek PKWY
Suwanee, GA US 30024

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.)

Chip Timing, lap pacing, as well as Awesome Shirts & Swag!


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 September 1, 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 8.  

Early Bird Registration through July 2


Regular Registration 7/3-8/2


Race Day Registration 8/3-9-1


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

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 3rd, 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.

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 Qualificatoin, or any pretty much any other race that requires a qualifing time.

Here's a link to the Boston Standards

Here's a link to the Peachtree Qualifying Standards

Course & Timing Details:

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


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

Elite Aid Stations

2 stations along course (every 1/2 mile)1 station with cups of water
1 station with your personally selected aid (drinks & gel)...must register by 8/27

Bananas & oranges and/or your personal special needs bag



 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)


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 26 11:59 PM EDT - Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size and aid station choices
September 2 5:30 AM EDT - Race Day Check in Opens
September 2 6:30 AM EDT - Races Start
September 2 10:30 AM EDT - Course Closes

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