Boston & New York Qualifying

Get to Boston or New York through Modesto

The Modesto Marathon has been listed in’s top 30 “Most Likely To Qualify” Boston Marathon Qualifying Races.

Wear Your BQ Bragging Rights!

If you qualify to run the Boston Marathon in Modesto, you can pick up a shirt or a license plate frame that reads “I BQ’d at the Modesto Marathon” at the awards booth after the race. Nothing like instant bragging rights! We hope you’ll wear it with pride and spread the word about our great course! (Read Clyde Behunin’s 2012 race report blog).

We will have a limited number of shirts printed, so first come, first served to get your preferred size. Or, choose a license plate frame for a sure fit!

Yes, it’s that simple! No signups … just run and we’ll take care of the rest.


Course is certified as a Boston & New York Qualifier.

USATF sanctioned event code:

#CA13027RS full, #CA13006RS half and CA13026RS 5k.

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