You will absolutely have the opportunity to BQ! SUPER flat, fast course. I had so much left for the last six miles it was amazing...I flew through the finish! They have split-time announcers at various points along the course which was awesome, too! In addition, the Marathon itself was super organized. I've run 5 marathons now, and speak very highly of this marathon. I'll be at Boston this spring, otherwise I'd do it again. Good luck!