1400 Maynard SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49534, Michigan, US

Start Date

09/12/2021

Activities: Running only, Full Marathon (26.2 Mi)

 

THE BQ.2 RACES ARE THE BEST QUALIFYING RACES IN THE COUNTRY. THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF QUALIFIERS ANYWHERE!

In 2019, 58% of finishers qualified for Boston!

You should only sign up for this race if you are going to be ready to qualify for Boston. To sign up before July 15 you'll need to run a "qualifying race" to sign up. Please check the table below.

A race we designed specifically to give you a shot at getting to Boston in 2022. Limited to 330 runners.
See our Qualifying times chart for qualifying times. THERE IS A 4:30 TIME LIMIT.

(NOTE: WE DON'T KNOW THE REGISTRATION WINDOW FOR THE 2022 BOSTON MARATHON YET!) 

Brought to you by the same team from the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. As runners, we know how important Boston is to you. And we know what it takes to get there. We’ve been there ourselves, and we’ve helped THOUSANDS of runners get there in our 17 years with the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. And for 2021, we’re here to help you get there with a race focused completely on getting you to Boston 2022. CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS donkern1@gmail.com, 616 293 3145 

There are qualifying standards to get into this race. The reason we have qualifying standards is because WE WANT EVERYONE IN THIS RACE PREPARED TO QUALIFY FOR BOSTON! The table is below. For more on Boston Qualifying standards and info on their registration dates, CLICK

Our sister BQ.2 race is being held in Geneva, Illinois. It's under different management and on a different registration platform. Don't get confused. They also do a Spring Chance BQ.2 in the spring. 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Marathon

    Activity Starts: 9/12/2021 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 12/31/2020 00:00
    Activity type: Running only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 12/31/2020 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/15/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $115.00
      Processing fee : $7.67
    • Registration opens : 5/16/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 8/15/2021 11:59
      Race fee : $125.00
      Processing fee : $8.25
    • Registration opens : 8/15/2021 12:00
      Registration closes : 9/12/2021 07:00
      Race fee : $135.00
      Processing fee : $8.83


  2. Marathon, plus Millennium Meadows Marathon on August 29 as a training run

    Use the Millennium Meadows on August 29, 2021 as a training run for this event. $40 gets you a bib, chip, and a shirt. Run ~18 or ~22 miles on the same course. If you're having a great day, go ahead and run the full 26.2 and collect a finishers medal and maybe get your BQ that day! 
    Activity Starts: 9/12/2021 07:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 12/31/2020 00:00
    Activity type: Running only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 12/31/2020 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/15/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $155.00
      Processing fee : $9.99
    • Registration opens : 5/16/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 8/15/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $165.00
      Processing fee : $10.57
    • Registration opens : 8/16/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 8/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $175.00
      Processing fee : $11.15


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