Sat August 29 - Fri September 4, 2020 Bowling Green, OH US 43402 RaceJoy Ready


$30 Registration ends August 27, 2020 at 6:59am EDT


$30 Registration ends August 27, 2020 at 6:59am EDT


$30 Registration ends August 27, 2020 at 6:59am EDT
We've changed to a Virtual Event


As of July 22nd, the Erie Shores Council (BSA), in close consultation with local health officials and race management, has made the difficult decision that the 2020 Boy Scout Half Marathon, 10K and Tenderfoot 5K will not be held in person this year. The health and well-being of our participants, volunteers, staff and community are our top priorities. We are greatly disappointed about having to cancel, but amid the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide we are not willing to put everyone who makes this race such a terrific event at greater risk.

We are offering three options to existing registrants as our thank you for being loyal runners and staying positive throughout this process.

Registration for the virtual events will remain open to new registrants through August 27, 2020.

Here Are Your Options:

Make a one-time donation of your 2020 entry fee to support the programs of Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America here in the Northwest Ohio region.

Opt-in to Virtual Race of Same Distance as Your Original Registration
Run the distance on your own, report your results, and receive your custom perks - we’ll send registrants additional instructions.

a. Opt-in to Virtual Race of Same Distance as Original Registration
b. Finisher Medal (for distance of original registration)
c. Gender Specific Tech Shirt
d. Local Packet Pickup
e. Free Shipping (if desired)
f.  20% Discount Off Your 2021 Registration
g. Downloadable BIB Number & Finisher Certificate
h. Online Results Submission & Viewing

If you'd rather defer to 2021, we'd be happy to have back next year. We'll move your registration over once we open registration for 2021.


A great late summer half marathon,this half marathon course aims to highlight the best of Bowling Green. Maintaining the start and finish line at the Wood County Fairgrounds, your run will take you through eclectic downtown BG to the Slippery Elm Trail, out to Mitchell Rd. where you can view the BG wind turbines, through a quiet golf course neighborhood, past City Park, concluding with a finish inside the Wood County Fairgrounds. This course has little elevation changes, smooth paved roads, and will show you Bowling Green like never before.

Runner Premiums:

  • Custom Scout-themed Finisher Medal
  • Gender Specific Tech Shirt
  • Commemorative Bandana
  • Easy Parking
  • 9 fluid stations - staffed by local Boy Scout Troops
  • Fast and flat
Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup information will be published in advance on the event page:

Check your email on race week for details.


Due to Switching to Virtual Only, There Will Be No Age Group/Overall Awards in 2020.

Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Awards
*No duplication of awards. No awards for virtual runners.

Age Groups Half Marathon (3 deep - m/f)
13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Prize Money — Half Marathon
Cash prizes will be distributed to the top 3 runners overall and the overall runner in the masters division. Prize money awards are equal for men and women. Prize money distribution is based upon gun time results for overall and masters division. A review of the results (all events) will occur prior to prize money and award disbursements. Decisions of the race referee and jury of appeal are final and cannot be contested.

Overall Prize Distribution — Half Marathon
First Place (m/f) — $150
Second Place (m/f) — $125
Third Place (m/f) — $100

Masters Division — Half Marathon
First Place (m/f) — $100

Age Group 10k (3 deep - m/f)
9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Overall Prize Distribution — 10k
First Place (m/f) — Shoe Gift Certificate

Masters Division — 10k
First Place (m/f) — $50

Age Group 5k (3 deep - m/f)
6-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Overall Prize Distribution — 5k
First Place (m/f) — $50

Masters Division — 5k
First Place (m/f) — $25

Course Record Bonus
$50.00 will be awarded to the overall male, overall female, overall masters male (40+) or overall masters female (40+) for setting a new course record in the Half Marathon, 10k or 5k. See course records.

Half Marathon Course Records
Male — 1:06:12:99 (Eric Lagat, 2017)
Female — 1:17:00 (Jepkurgat, 2015)
Masters Male — 1:12:21 (Matt Folk, 2016)
Masters Female — 1:26:00 (Laura Kaulen, 2018)

10k Course Records
Male — (2019)
Female — (2019)
Masters Male — (2019)
Masters Female — (2019)

5k Course Records
Male — 15:40 (Jason Kessler, 2014)
Female — 21:34 (Shawn Kitty, 2014)
Masters Male — 19:21 (Nick Taylor, 2018)
Masters Female — 21:58 (Lori Mahoney, 2014)

Masters division competitors are defined as 40 years old and older. Masters division runners are NOT eligible for both overall prize money awards and masters division prize money awards. If a masters division runner qualifies for both, he or she will receive the greater of the two amounts.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

900 W Poe Rd
Bowling Green, OH US 43402
Race Contact Info

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


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the BOY SCOUT HALF MARATHON, 1OK & TENDERFOOT 5K — VIRTUAL.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The BOY SCOUT HALF MARATHON, 1OK & TENDERFOOT 5K — VIRTUAL is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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