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Participant Information: Qualifying

How to enter into the Boston Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association appreciates your interest in running the 2014 Boston Marathon; however registration for qualified runners has now closed. The registration process for the 2014 Boston Marathon began on September 9, and the maximum number of athletes who ran a qualifying performance and submitted their application for entry has now been reached. The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration.

The 2015 Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 20, 2015. Registration for that event is scheduled to take place in September of 2014. More news regarding exact registration dates and procedures will be posted prior to registration.

All race applicants must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the B.A.A., USA Track and Field or foreign equivalent, International Paralympic Committee, Wheelchair Sports, USA, Disabled Sports, USA, and the United States Association for Blind Athletes. Qualifying times are met in certified marathons observing these same rules. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete's application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day.

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1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.