The Race to Beat MS

Join us for the 6th running bg26.2 & half marathon in a race against Multiple Sclerosis. 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 Boston Marathon qualifying 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.

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 bg6000 presents a unique and fun challenge.

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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.


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3:30 Cort Basham

3:30 Kevin Lashley

3:45 Travis Martin

4:00 “The Infamous” Harlan Holmes

4:30  Cathy “Happy Pace” Downes

4:45  Sharon Carver

5:00  Bob Strauss

Register Today

Click HERE for online race registration.

The bg26.2 & half marathon offers special perks to members of the Fifty States Half Marathon Club, the 50 States Marathon Club, the 100 Half Marathons Club, Marathon Maniacs and the Half Fanatics.

Click on logos below to find out more information.

50 States Half Marathon Club
50 States Marathon Club
Marathon Maniacs
Half Fanatics


Expo/pasta dinner and packet pick-up will be held at the National Corvette Museum on Saturday, November 4th 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.

Can’t make it to the expo/pasta dinner on Saturday night and want someone else to pick up your packet? Not a problem….just click HERE and print out this form and have your friend bring it with them to the expo.



Official sports drink for the 2017 bg26.2 & half marathon / bg6000


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Holiday Inn University Plaza ($97)

BG 26.2

Guests may also call 270.745.0088 or 1.800.HOLIDAY and mention block codeBGM

Note: Link will not work on smart phones or tablets. Limited amount of rooms available until October 1, 2017.

Follow this steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose dates between: November 3-5, 2017
  3. Click on Special Rates (AAA, GOVT,…) + (This will drop down more options)
  4. Click on “Corporate or Group Code”
  5. Type in: 80378
  6. Click “Check Availability”
  7. From there, you can choose your room type and book a reservation


Race Series

Click HERE for information to the race series available for the bg26.2

Click HERE for printable bg26.2 map

Click HERE for turn by turn directions

Click HERE for sponsorship info