Updated for this year 2014/2015, here: Best Races to Qualify for Boston Marathon 2015
This list is for people who want to qualify this year, in 2013. (Boston Qualifying Rules here, your qualifying race needs to be after Sept 22, 2012 until Sept 2013)
The CRITERIA I am using: up to middle of September 2013 (soon enough we will know exactly when in September registration opens), fast, flat or downhill, still open, good reputation as a BQ. Feel free to send me races to add, or to tell me if these need to be edited!
Ordered by upcoming date:
Run for the Red Marathon, 5/19, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA
Buffalo Marathon, 5/26, Buffalo, NY
Mountains to Beach Marathon, 5/26, Ojai, California*
Newport Marathon, 6/1, Newport, Oregon
Grandma’s marathon, 6/22, Minnesota
Run Charlevoix, 6/22, Charlevoix, Michigan
Foot Traffic Flat Marathon, 7/4, Portland, Oregon.
Light at the End of the Tunnel, 7/14, North Bend, WA.
Santa Rosa Marathon, 8/25, Santa Rosa, 55 miles N of San Francisco, CA
Pocatello Marathon, 8/31, Pocatello, ID
Lehigh Valley Hospital Marathon, 9/8, Allentown, PA
Skagit Flats, 9/8, Burlington, WA
Sioux Falls Marathon, 9/8, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
(might be too late) Big Cottonwood Marathon, 9/14, Utah
(might be too late) Erie Marathon at Presque Isle, 9/15, Erie, PA
(might be too late) Top of Utah, 9/21, Cache Valley, Northern Utah
(might be too late) Fox Cities Marathon, 9/22, Appleton, WI
What else? Any marathon I should add here?
-If you want to compare marathons, I’ve used this website before, just choose two and compare hills, course, temperature, etc.
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