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Bill's Boston Marathon Qualifying Marathons Guide

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BOSTON QUALIFIERS BY NUMBER OF FINISHERS



50,000+ / 25,000+ / 10,000+ / 5,000+ / 2,500+ / 1,000+ / 500+ / 250+ / 100+ / <100

Looking for a big and fast Qualifier? Here are BQs listed by number of finishers, which, when combined with win time, is a rough indicator of a race's size and speed (i.e., if a marathon has had 25,000+ finishers in a single event with one of those finishers crossing the finish line in less than 2:05, that's a good indicator it's a big race on a flat course with large crowds to cheer you on!).

Finisher count in parentheses. All stats from 2013 unless indicated otherwise.

Race / Race Location / Race Month / Fastest Finish (Finishers)

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  1. New York City Marathon / New York, NY / November / 2:08:24 (50,266)
  2. Chicago Marathon / Chicago, IL / October / 2:03:45 (39,122)
  3. Berlin Marathon / Berlin, Germany / September / 2:03:23 (36,474)
  4. London Marathon / London, England (UK) / April / 2:06:04 (34,202)
  5. Marine Corps Marathon / Quantico, VA / October / 2:21:31 (23,513)
  6. Boston Marathon / Boston, MA / April / 2:10:22 (17,580)
  7. Houston Marathon / Houston, TX / January / 2:07:32 (7,045) [2014]
  8. San Francisco Marathon / San Francisco, CA / July / 2:25:15 (5,763)
  9. Austin Marathon / Austin, TX / February / 2:35:09 (3,650)
  10. Big Sur International Marathon / Carmel, CA / April / 2:27:46 (3,121)
  11. Air Force Marathon / Dayton, OH / September / 2:28:15 (2,912)
  12. Baltimore Marathon / Baltimore, MD / October / 2:33:27 (2,764) [2014]
  13. Cleveland Marathon / Cleveland, OH / May / 2:17:37 (2,278)
  14. New Jersey Marathon / Oceanport, NJ / April / 2:28:23 (2,269)
  15. Bayshore Marathon / Traverse City, MI / May / 2:25:41 (2,016) [2014]
  16. Cowtown Marathon / Fort Worth, TX / March / 2:17:12 (1,995) [2014]
  17. Kansas City Marathon / Kansas City, MO / October / 2:25:56 (1,791)
  18. Fargo Marathon / Fargo, ND / May / 2:20:42 (1,645)
  19. Baystate Marathon / Lowell, MA / October / 2:29:24 (1,527) [2014]
  20. 2 Colfax Marathon / Denver, CO / May / 2:36:14 (1,424) [2015]
  21. 5 Grand Rapids Marathon / Grand Rapids, MI / October / 2:28:23 (1,395) [2014]
  22. Rocket City Marathon / Huntsville, AL / December / 2:27:25 (1,343)
  23. Charleston Marathon / Charleston, SC / January / 2:34:06 (1,185) [2014]
  24. Missoula Marathon / Missoula, MT / July / 2:26:10 (1,098)
  25. Maine Marathon / Portland, ME / October / 2:29:56 (1,018) [2014]
  26. 10 Niagara Falls Int'l Marathon / Niagara Falls, ON, Canada / October / 2:27:57 (999) [2014]
  27. Minneapolis Marathon / Minneapolis, MN / May / 2:40:59 (726)
  28. A1A Marathon / Ft Lauderdale, FL / February / 2:40:41 (679)
  29. SLO Marathon / San Luis Obispo, CA / April / 2:37:59 (644)
  30. Marshall University Marathon / Huntington, WV / November / 2:37:55 (613)
  31. Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon / Canton, OH / April / 2:29:11 (593) [2014]
  32. Albany Marathon / Albany, GA / March / 2:21:05 (570)
  33. Clearwater Marathon / Clearwater, FL / January / 2:35:56 (466)
  34. Ultra Cowtown Ultra Marathon [50K] / Fort Worth, TX / March / 3:00:21 (452) [2014]
  35. Clarence DeMar Marathon / Keene, NH / September / 2:34:19 (410)
  36. Hyannis Marathon / Hyannis, MA / February / 2:30:20 (383) [2014]
  37. Mississippi River Marathon / Greenville, MS / February / 2:30:01 (375)
  38. First Light Marathon / Mobile, AL / January / 2:41:00 (333)
  39. 1 Rockies Marathon / Denver, CO / July / 2:33:18 (323) [2014]
  40. Zydeco Marathon / Lafayette, LA / March / 2:49:44 (317) [2014]
  41. 12 Self-Transcendence Marathon / Congers, NY / August / 2:45:09 (300) [2015]
  42. ORRRC Marathon / Xenia, OH / April / 2:50:35 (267) [2014]
  43. New Hampshire Marathon / Bristol, NH / October / 2:50:58 (241)
  44. Steamboat Marathon / Steamboat Springs, CO / June / 2:53:52 (228) [2014]
  45. Run Hard Marathon / Columbia, SC / March / 2:44:34 (208) [2014]
  46. Run for Heroes / Amherstburg, ON Canada / September / 2:53:22 (194)
  47. B & A Trail Marathon / Severna Park, MD / March / 2:54:26 (192) [2014]
  48. Walter Childs Marathon / West Springfield, MA / May / 2:48:45 (191) [2014]
  49. Redding Marathon / Redding, CA / January / 2:38:51 (188) [2015]
  50. Shiprock Marathon / Shiprock, NM / May / 2:42:37 (181)
  51. Bozeman Marathon / Bozeman, MT / September / 2:45:22 (173) [2014]
  52. Tyler Rose Marathon / Tyler, TX / October / 3:00:21 (172)
  53. Hilton Head Marathon / HH Island, SC / February / 2:48:09 (160) [2014]
  54. Panhandle Marathon / Lubbock, TX / May / 2:56:24 (140)
  55. 9 Blooms to Brews Marathon / Woodland, WA / April / 2:49:59 (138) [2015]
  56. Brookings Marathon / Brookings, SD / May / 2:55:52 (134) [2014]
  57. 3 Leading Ladies' Marathon / Spearfish, SD / August / 2:59:46 (124) [2014]
  58. Governor's Cup Marathon / Helena, MT / June / 2:33:41 (97) [2014]
  59. Dream Factory Marathon / Louisville, KY / October / 2:45:41 (96)
  60. Jackson Hole Marathon / Jackson Hole, WY / August / 3:11:26 (94)
  61. 7 Operation Jack Marathon / Playa del Rey, CA / December / 2:43:56 (81) [2014]
  62. 13 Petrified Forest Marathon / Holbrook, AZ / October / 2:56:54 (63) [2015]
  63. 6 Last Chance BQ.2 GR Marathon / Grand Rapids, MI / September / 2:47:35 (60) [2014]
  64. 8 Groundhog Marathon / Grand Rapids, MI / February / 3:17:16 (57) [2015]
  65. River Rat Marathon / Yankton, SD / April / 3:26:36 (41) [2014]
  66. 11 Shawnee Marathon / Harrisburg, IL / October / 2:52:19 (39) [2014]
  67. NM-TX Challenge Marathon / Hobbs, NM / April / 3:11:26 (37)
  68. The Duel (Paved) / Wichita Falls, TX / January / 3:09:08 (24)
  69. The Duel (Dirt) / Wichita Falls, TX / January / 3:32:50 (11)
  70. Savin Rock Marathon / West Haven, CT / March (New!)
  71. 4 South Padre Island Marathon / South Padre Island, TX / November (New!)









































































































































































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