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November 5, 2017 (Sunday)
Marathon, Half Marathon
BG Ball Park
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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bg26.2 is a Boston Qualifier. The 13.1 course 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. Registered participants will receive a goodie bag and tech shirt. Finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and finish area refreshments.

Event categories include half marathon (run), marathon (run), push rim marathon and 6K. There also is a kids event. Contact info@bg262.com for more info.

Event Start Location
The bg26.2 starts and finishes at the Bowling Green Ball Park (300 East 8th Ave)

Course Description
The 13.1 course has a few hills in the first 6-1/2 miles and then is flat and fast after that

Awards
Overall awards to bg26.2 male/female winner, masters male/female, grandmasters male/female and push rim wheelchair division. Awards also given for 1st thru 3rd age group winners. Half marathon awards to overall male and female. Awards also given for 1st thru 3rd age group winners. Age groups are 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70 & over.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Expo/pasta dinner and packet pick-up will be held at the National Corvette Museum on Saturday, November 4 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The National Corvette Museum is located off Exit 28 on I-65. Race day packet pick-up will be from 6:00-6:45 a.m. at the Bowling Green Ball Park (site of start and finish).

Weather
Kentucky weather in November is in the mid 40's, rising into the 60's by mid afternoon

Parking
There is ample parking within walking distance of the start line, including a parking structure which is in the same block as the start/finish.
 
 

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