bg26.2 – Full Marathon

Event Date:

Sunday, November 4, 2018 7:00am CST


Bowling Green Ballpark

300 East 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY, United States


Click here to register online.

Course Description:

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 course twice.) Runners will finish at the Bowling Green Ball Park.

Course Map:

Printable PDF Map

Interactive map

Official USATF map

Course ride through (Youtube)


Marathon course is certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier. The USATF Certification Number is KY13010TY

Training Plan:

Marathon Training – Intermediate 2016


Overall awards to bg26.2 male/female winner, 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 is 16 years old.

Awards are determined by gun times per USATF guidelines for all sanctioned events, and our timing company (3 Way Racing) insists to conform to the USATF regulations. The exception will be that gun time will be used to determine overall male and female finishers, whereas chip time will be used to determine age group winners.

Expo/pasta dinner and packet pick-up will be held at the National Corvette Museum on Saturday, November 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The National Corvette Museum is located off Exit 28 on I-65. Extra pasta tickets can be purchased at the door for $3 cash.

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.