I will be 44 when I run my qualifying race, but will be 45 when I run the Boston Marathon. What is my qualifying time?
Your qualifying time is based on your age on the day of the Boston Marathon, thus your qualifying time will be 3hrs 25 min – and you can be 44 when you run your qualifying race.
For more information on qualifying times, click here
I wasn’t able to participate in the Boston Marathon. Is it possible to have my t-shirt mailed to me?
We will mail t-shirts to all registered runners who were unable to participate and have requested one. This process can take 2-4 weeks.
If you have lost your card, please come to the Replacement Number Pick-Up booth at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo with a valid photo ID, and a duplicate will be reissued to you. This booth will be located in the Number Pick-Up area.
How do I enter the B.A.A. Half Marathon through the official charity program?
While there is no 'official charity' program for the B.A.A. Half Marathon like there is for the Boston Marathon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund field a large team of runners every year who, through fundraising, help them further cancer research.
When will I be notified of my acceptance into the Boston Marathon?
Please allow approximately four weeks for application processing. We must receive official results from the race of your qualifying marathon before we can verify your time. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email and/or notification by United States Postal Service mail.
What do I do if I cannot complete the B.A.A. Half Marathon once I have begun?
Stop for assistance and direction at one of the medical assistance stations on the course, provided by the B.A.A. Sweep buses are available to pick up runners who are unable to finish. Finish-area facilities officially close at approximately 11:00 a.m., with timing closing 2.5 hours after the last participant crosses the start line.
I am a runner interested in joining a Boston Marathon official charity team. How can I apply?
I was a participant in the Boston Marathon. When should I expect to receive my Finishers' Certificate and Racers’ Record Book in the mail?
Boston Marathon official Finishers’ Certificates and Racers’ Record Books are typically produced in May and June, and then mailed out in July. Delivery can take up to several weeks to be delivered. Please contact the registration office by sending an email with your current mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org in early September if you do not receive either of these items.
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If I improve my Boston Marathon qualifying time, how do I submit it to the B.A.A.?
If you improve your qualifying time from the time you used to register, please use the button below to fill our a updated registration time:
Once verified, it'll be applied to your entry. Registrations cannot be updated after February 1, 2015.
1966 - Bobbi Gibb
Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.