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bg26.2 and Half Marathon & bg6000

Starts Sunday April 26th, 2020

Bowling Green, KY

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Description



  • Covid Updates



    • Mask Requirements - Updated 9/29/2021



      • The National Corvette Museum encourages visitors, those who are vaccinated and those not, to please wear a mask while attending the bg26.2 expo, except while eating. The bg26.2 will not require masks outdoors, but if you are in the VIP suite at the BG Ballpark, you will be expected to wear your mask.





  • Boston Marathon qualifying USATF Certified Course



    • The course starts (and finishes) at the Bowling Green Ball Park and runs a 13.1 mile loop through historic downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky and the beautiful campus of Western Kentucky University.


      • Marathoners will run the course twice






  • Event Categories




    • Marathon



    • Half Marathon



    • 6k (bg6000)




    • There is 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






  • Expo & Pasta Dinner




    • Packet pick-up, the expo, and pasta dinner will be held on Saturday, November 6 at the National Corvette Museum from 5 - 8pm.



    • The pasta dinner is free to each paid participant. Guest may purchase $3 tickets at the door.





  • Course Information:



    • Map and printable turn-by-turn instructions here!




  • Awards




    • Awards are determined by gun times per USATF guidelines for all sanctioned events. 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.



    • Marathon




      • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards to bg26.2 male & female finishers



      • Overall awards to:



        • Masters male & female (40-49)



        • Grandmasters male/female (50 and over)





      • Awards 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 | 70 & over



          • The minimum age requirement for the bg26.2 is 16 years old.








    • Half marathon




      • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards to Half Marathon male/female finishers



      • Overall awards to:



        • Masters male/female (40-49)



        • Grandmasters male/female (50 and over)





      • Awards for 1st thru 3rd place age group winners


        • 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 | 70 & over



          • The minimum age requirement for the half marathon is 12 years old











    • 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





  • bg6000



    • The bg6000 is 6k race through downtown Bowling Green, or perhaps it’s a 5K with a bonus K at the end. No matter how you look at it, the bg6000 presents a unique and fun challenge. The bg6000 course starts the same place as the marathon and half marathon, and runs the same route until you reach Steamers on State Street. Turn left and follow E 8th Ave to the finish line! Start time for the bg6000 is 7:30 a.m. Central Time.



 


  • Refunds




    • bg26.2 & Half Marathon does not offer refunds for any event. All event registrations are final. This includes duplicate registrations. Please double check before signing up again.



    • Transfers (to a different race) and deferrals (to the next year) can be completed by the registrant in their Run SignUp race dashboard. *A fee will apply*



    • For any questions, please email [email protected].



Race Distances

Price Register
bg26.2 Individual Click to Find Out Register »
VIRTUAL bg26.2 Individual Click to Find Out Register »
Half Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
VIRTUAL Half Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
bg6000 Click to Find Out Register »
VIRTUAL bg6000 Click to Find Out Register »
MS Walk Click to Find Out Register »
bgKids Virtual 26.2 Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

300 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY

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