The Race to Beat MS
Join us for the 7th 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.
bg6000 awards to overall male and female. Age groups (1st thru 3rd place) for the bg6000 are 9&U, 10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70 & over.
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.
Marathon awards to First, Second and Third Place male/female finishers. Overall awards to masters male/female (40-49), grandmasters male/female (50 and over) and push rim wheelchair division. Awards also given 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 marathon is 16 years old.
Half marathon awards to First, Second and Third Place male/female finishers. Overall awards masters male/female (40-49), grandmasters male/female (50 and over) and 1st thru 3rd place in age group divisions. 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.
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3:30 Cort Basham
3:30 Kevin Lashley
3:45 Travis Martin
4:45 Sharon Carver
5:00 Bob Strauss
Click HERE for online race registration.
Click HERE for volunteer map.
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.
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Expo/pasta dinner and packet pick-up will be held at the National Corvette Museum on Saturday, November 3rd 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 2018 bg26.2 & half marathon / bg6000
Holiday Inn University Plaza ($97)
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:
- Go to https://bowlinggreen.place.hyatt.com/
- Choose dates between: November 3-5, 2017
- Click on Special Rates (AAA, GOVT,…) + (This will drop down more options)
- Click on “Corporate or Group Code”
- Type in: 80378
- Click “Check Availability”
- From there, you can choose your room type and book a reservation
Click HERE for information to the race series available for the bg26.2