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

$85 Registration ends October 15, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

VIRTUAL Half Marathon

$70 Registration ends October 15, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

VIRTUAL bg6000

$35 Registration ends October 15, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
COVID-19 and bg26.2

8/21/20:  Despite our efforts to design a plan to keep our runners and volunteers safe, and collaborating with the local authorizing agencies, we were unable to secure the necessary permits to go forward with this year’s event in person. We still will offer the full, half and bg6000 as virtual events.

We have updated our registration page to offer only virtual events and will contact all those individuals who have already registered with options of either deferring to 2021 or run it virtually. While this is heartbreaking for all involved, we are committed to upholding the guidelines placed by the CDC, the City of Bowling Green and the State of Kentucky.

Thanks again to the running community of Bowling Green and all our other followers for making the bg26.2 & half marathon such a success.  We will rock it in year #10!!

-bg26.2 steering committee

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08/13/2020: At this time, unfortunately we will not be able to host the on-site full marathon. Runners who are signed up for the full marathon will be contacted soon with instructions regarding options of running virtually or deferring their 2020 registration to the 2021 event. 

Race Website

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

Place
300 8th Avenue
Bowling Green, KY US 42102
Description
  • Boston Marathon qualifying USATF Certified Course (13.1 mile loop)

    • The course starts at the Bowling Green Ball Park and runs through historic downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky and the beautiful campus of Western Kentucky University.
    • 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

    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 6k (bg6000)
    • 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

    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be an expo and we will have a drive-thru packet pick-up. More details later.

 
  • Packet Pick-up 

    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have a drive-thru packet pick-up. More details later.

    • There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION or PACKET PICK-UP for any event
    • Official race start is at 7:00 a.m. Central Time
 
  • Course Information:

    • Map and printable turn-by-turn instructions here!
    • The full and half marathon run the same course, marathoners run the course twice!
 
  • Awards (Marathon)

    • 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)
    • Awards 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.
  • Awards (Half marathon)

    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards to Half Marathon male/female finishers
    • Overall awards to masters male/female (40-49)
    • Grandmasters male/female (50 and over)
    • Awards for 1st thru 3rd place age group winners
      • 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. 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.

 

  • 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

 

  • bg6000

    • The bg6000 is 6k race through downtown Bowling Green, or perhaps it’s a 5K with a bonus K at the end. No matter how you look at it, the bg6000 presents a unique and fun challenge. The bg6000 course starts the same place as the marathon and half marathon, 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 8:00 a.m. Central Time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have a waive start. Runners will be instructed prior to race day of their coral and line-up times.

 

  • bgKIDS

    • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bgKIDS run will not be on the same day as the bg26.2 & half marathon. More details later.
 

* bg26.2 & Half Marathon does not offer refunds 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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