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Popular races which have guaranteed entry based on a qualifying time

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Mar 2013
11:07am, 1 Mar 2013
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RedWineRunner
There's the Gansett Marathon in the States - qualification is the only means of entry, and the times are 5mins faster than Boston. The race is usually the day before Boston as well.
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Mar 2013
5:03pm, 1 Mar 2013
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HappyG(rrr)
Oh, that's an interesting one RWR. I'm trying to find ones where I can say to the missus "Look, I have to do this one, this year, because in a few years time I'll be too old and slow to do it". I like New England a lot. :-)G
Mar 2013
5:06pm, 1 Mar 2013
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becca7
Bah, 2 seconds too slow for that one.
Mar 2013
5:26pm, 1 Mar 2013
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ndellar
Good luck with this one: fukuoka-marathon.com

I remember reading about this, am I reading the criteria right? :-o
Mar 2013
5:46pm, 1 Mar 2013
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HappyG(rrr)
Looks like it ndellar - the 500th and last finisher last year was 2:45. Elites only! :-)G
Mar 2013
6:07pm, 1 Mar 2013
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ndellar
Prob not in the "popular" category but something to aim for! :)
TZ
Mar 2013
6:13pm, 1 Mar 2013
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TZ
The Bath Half-Marathon has some kind of "good club runner" entry available after general entries have sold out.

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