Earn a BQ for 2016: 13 Races That Make Great Boston Qualifiers

If you want that sought-after BQ time, these races are good choices.

Want to qualify for the 2016 Boston Marathon? Not only do you need to be in tip-top race fitness, but you also need to run a race that will give you the best chance at running the qualifying time for your gender and age group. With the help of stats sourced by, we’ve profiled 13 races between early May and the opening of registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon in mid-September. (We’ve only included races that are not yet sold out, but many of these races will sell out soon!)