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. There will be a 6 hour time limit on the race. After 6 hours, participants must move to the sidewalks or extreme right side of the road. There will be cyclists on the course to assist runners when needed.


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


Bowling Green Ballpark

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


Course Maps:

See UA Run and Printable PDF below

Official USATF map

Course ride through (Youtube)

Elevation-Adjusted Pace Bands


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.


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 information can be found by clicking here!

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