Sat October 31 - Sun November 1, 2020 Bowling Green, KY US 42102 Directions
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bg26.2 Individual

$85 11/01 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

VIRTUAL bg26.2 Individual

$85 Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Half Marathon

$70 11/01 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

VIRTUAL Half Marathon

$70 Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

bg6000

$35 11/01 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

VIRTUAL bg6000

$35 Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

MS Walk

$15 10/31 4:00PM CDT - 6:00PM CDT Price increases after August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.bg262.com.

Place
300 8th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY US 42102
Description

The Boston Marathon qualifying USATF certified course (13.1 mile loop) starts at the Bowling Green Ball Park and runs through historic downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky and the beautiful WKU campus.(Marathoners will run the course twice.) Runners will finish at the Bowling Green Ball Park. Registered participants will receive a goodie bag and tech shirt. Finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and finish area refreshments.

Event categories include half marathon (run),  marathon (run) and push rim marathon. There is a 6 hour time limit on the race. After 6 hours, participants must move to the sidewalks or extreme right side of the road. There will be cyclists on the course to assist runners when needed.

Expo/pasta dinner and packet pick-up will be held at the National Corvette Museum on Saturday, October 31st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The National Corvette Museum is located off Exit 28 on I-65. Race day packet pick-up will be from 6:00-6:45 a.m. at the Bowling Green Ball Park (site of start and finish). Official race start is at 7:00 a.m. Central Time.

Course Information: Click here (and scroll down) for a map and printable turn-by-turn instructions! (The full and half marathon run the same course, marathoners run the course twice!)

Awards

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards to bg26.2 male/female finishers. Overall awards to masters male/female (40-49), grandmasters male/female (50 and over) and push rim wheelchair division. Awards also given for 1st thru 3rd place age group winners. Age groups for the marathon are 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70 & over.  The minimum age requirement for the bg26.2 is 16 years old.

Half marathon awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male/female finishers. Overall awards to masters male/female (40-49), grandmasters male/female (50 and over) and 1st thru 3rd place in age group divisions. Age groups for the half marathon are 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70 & over.  The minimum age requirement for the half marathon is 12 years old.

Awards are determined by gun times per USATF guidelines for all sanctioned events, and our timing company (3 Way Racing) insists to conform to the USATF regulations.The exception will be that gun time will be used to determine overall male and female finishers, whereas chip time will be used to determine age group winners.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Susan B. Riherd, sister of bg26.2 Race Director Lilly Riherd, who died from MS at the age of 48.

The bg26.2 half marathon is a RRCA Kentucky State Championship event. Awards will be given to overall male and female open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) in the bg26.2 half marathon.

* bg26.2 & Half Marathon does not offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals for any event. All event registrations are final. This includes duplicate registrations. Please double check before signing up again. 

For any questions, please email registation@bg262.com.

It’s a 6K race through downtown Bowling Green, or perhaps it’s a 5K with an bonus K at the end. No matter how you look at it, the bg6k presents a unique and fun challenge. The bg6000 course starts the same place as the bg26.2 and runs the same route until you reach Steamers on State Street. Turn left and follow E 8th Ave to the finish line! Start time for the bg6000 is 7:30 a.m. Central Time.

On Sunday, November 1st, bg26.2 & half marathon is hosting a Kids Only Run (bgKIDS 26.2) in conjunction with the bg26.2 & half marathon. This event will start and finish at the Bowling Green Ball Park. Each child will need to have walked, run or wheel-chaired 25 miles by Wednesday, October 29, 2019 to be able to participate!! Forms are available on our website (http://www.bg262.com/bg26-2-kids/) for more information, or check with your elementary run club coach.
All bgKIDS 26.2 events are FREE for the kids…..thank our sponsors for making this happen!

* bg26.2 & Half Marathon does not offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals for any event. All event registrations are final. This includes duplicate registrations. Please double check before signing up again. 

For any questions, please email registation@bg262.com

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