Qualifying Standards

The half marathon and marathon courses for the Milwaukee Running Festival will be USATF-certified and therefore will count toward races with qualifying standards. Here is a look at the standards for various events:

2016 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING STANDARDS

Effective September 13, 2014. All standards below are based on official submitted net time.

AGE GROUP MEN WOMEN
18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec
  • AGE GROUP18-34
  • MEN3HRS 05MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN3HRS 35MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP35-39
  • MEN3HRS 10MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN3HRS 40MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP40-44
  • MEN3HRS 15MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN3HRS 45MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP45-49
  • MEN3HRS 25MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN3HRS 55MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP50-54
  • MEN3HRS 30MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN4HRS 00MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP55-59
  • MEN3HRS 40MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN4HRS 10MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP60-64
  • MEN3HRS 55MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN3HRS 55MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP65-69
  • MEN4HRS 10MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN4HRS 40MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP70-74
  • MEN4HRS 25MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN4HRS 55MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP75-79
  • MEN4HRS 40MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN5HRS 10MIN 00SEC
  • AGE GROUP80 AND OVER
  • MEN4HRS 55MIN 00SEC
  • WOMEN5HRS 25MIN 00SEC

New York City Marathon Guaranteed Entry Qualifying Times

The time-standard qualifying window for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon is January 1−December 31, 2014. The total number of time-qualifier spots is to be determined. All runners who meet the time standards in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon or in an NYRR halfmarathon will be eligible for guaranteed entry. The remaining time qualifier spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the cap has been reached; details and times are below.

Men's Standards:

Age* Marathon Half-marathon
18-34 2:53:00 1:21:00
35-39 2:55:00 1:23:00
40-44 2:58:00 1:25:00
45-49 3:05:00 1:28:00
50-54 3:14:00 1:32:00
55-59 3:23:00 1:36:00
60-64 3:34:00 1:41:00
65-69 3:45:00 1:46:00
70-74 4:10:00 1:57:00
75-79 4:30:00 2:07:00
80+ 4:55:00 2:15:00
  • Age18-34
  • Marathon2:53:00
  • Half-marathon1:21:00
  • Age35-39
  • Marathon2:55:00
  • Half-marathon1:23:00
  • Age40-44
  • Marathon2:58:00
  • Half-marathon1:25:00
  • Age45-49
  • Marathon3:05:00
  • Half-marathon1:28:00
  • Age50-54
  • Marathon3:14:00
  • Half-marathon1:32:00
  • Age55-59
  • Marathon3:23:00
  • Half-marathon1:36:00
  • Age60-64
  • Marathon3:34:00
  • Half-marathon1:41:00
  • Age65-69
  • Marathon3:45:00
  • Half-marathon1:46:00
  • Age70-74
  • Marathon4:10:00
  • Half-marathon1:57:00
  • Age75-79
  • Marathon4:30:00
  • Half-marathon2:07:00
  • Age80+
  • Marathon4:55:00
  • Half-marathon2:15:00

Women's Standards:

Age* Marathon Half-marathon
18-34 3:13:00 1:32:00
35-39 3:15:00 1:34:00
40-44 3:26:00 1:37:00
45-49 3:38:00 1:42:00
50-54 3:51:00 1:49:00
55-59 4:10:00 1:54:00
60-64 4:27:00 2:02:00
65-69 4:50:00 2:12:00
70-74 5:30:00 2:27:00
75-79 6:00:00 2:40:00
80+ 6:35:00 2:50:00
  • Age18-34
  • Marathon3:13:00
  • Half-marathon1:32:00
  • Age35-39
  • Marathon3:15:00
  • Half-marathon1:34:00
  • Age40-44
  • Marathon3:26:00
  • Half-marathon1:37:00
  • Age45-49
  • Marathon3:38:00
  • Half-marathon1:42:00
  • Age50-54
  • Marathon3:51:00
  • Half-marathon1:49:00
  • Age55-59
  • Marathon4:10:00
  • Half-marathon1:54:00
  • Age60-64
  • Marathon4:27:00
  • Half-marathon2:02:00
  • Age65-69
  • Marathon4:50:00
  • Half-marathon2:12:00
  • Age70-74
  • Marathon5:30:00
  • Half-marathon2:27:00
  • Age75-79
  • Marathon6:00:00
  • Half-marathon2:40:00
  • Age80+
  • Marathon6:35:00
  • Half-marathon2:50:00

*Age on November 1, 2015.

Chicago Marathon Guaranteed Entry Qualifying Standards

Time Qualifier

Men who have run a verifiable sub 3:15:00 marathon and women who have run a verifiable sub 3:45:00 marathon on or after January 1, 2013 can guarantee their spot in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon at any time during the lottery entry period.

2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon Qualifying Standards

"A" "B"
Men Marathon 2:15:00 2:18:00
Half Marathon - 1:05:00
"A" "B"
Women Marathon 2:37:00 2:43:00
Half Marathon - 1:15:00
MEN
  • "A"
  • Marathon2:15:00
  • Half-marathon-
  • "B"
  • Marathon2:18:00
  • Half-marathon1:05:00
Women
  • "A"
  • Marathon2:37:00
  • Half-marathon-
  • "B"
  • Marathon2:43:00
  • Half-marathon1:15:00

Qualifying window: August 1, 2013 to January 17, 2016

Qualifying Guidelines

  1. Athletes must meet the "B" standard in order to enter the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon event.
  2. The qualifying mark must be made on a USATF certified course, in an event Sanctioned by USA Track & Field or a member federation of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The course must be USATF/IAAF/AIMS certified with an active course certification and have an elevation loss no greater than 3.25 meters/km. All course configurations will be accepted (no minimum separation).
  3. The qualifying standards must be met from August 1, 2013 to January 17, 2016.
  4. All qualifying performances are subject to verification.
  5. "Gun" time is the only acceptable method of timing. Chip/net times cannot be used for qualifying. Consideration may be given to "chip/tag" times for competitors with "gun" times extremely close to the above qualifying standards.
  6. Athletes meeting the “A” standard will be provided funding support.

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