With the 2015 Boston Marathon in the books, adrenalized age-group runners are looking ahead and eager to qualify for next year’s race. Problem is, with less than five months until 2016 registration opens in early September, there’s not much sand left in the hourglass to nail down that elusive Boston Qualifier (BQ).
Many of the races traditionally targeted by BQ hopefuls are already at capacity (Mountains 2 Beach), limited by a lottery (St. George), held after Boston registration closes (California International Marathon), or in some cases all of the above (Berlin, Chicago, New York).
So we did our homework/legwork to offer up ten diverse BQ alternatives between now and early September, when 2016 registration opens.
If you happen to find yourself on any of these start lines, tell ‘em RaceRaves sent you – or if you’ve run one or more, please click on our “Review a Race” link above to post a review!
As always, races that include a shorter distance are indicated by a *.
Click on the map below to reveal the selected races.
Registration for the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna opens next Tuesday, April 28 at noon ET.
The 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend advanced registration window for Disney Vacation Club members is now open!
Starting at 12 noon ET on Tuesday, April 14, DVC members can begin registering for 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend events. The marathon and its accompanying races will be held January 6 – 10, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Early event registration is a perk made available to Disney Vacation Club members. Note that there are limits to the number of registrations which will be accepted during the early sign-up period. Popular events often fill-up within hours of the start of early registration.
For a link to the early registration page, visit DVCMember.com and click on Membership Magic then Special Offers.
Information contributed by www.dvcnews.com.