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Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:info@baa.org
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
“The Starting Line”/One Ash St.
Hopkinton MA 01748
phone: 508-435-6905
fax: 508-435-6590
e-mail: registration@baa.org

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Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. To see the 2015 Boston Marathon qualifying and registration procedure, please click the button below:

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The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) will add a random selection component to the registration process for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon® when entries are accepted. Registration will open on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and 3,000 entrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The remainder of the field will be filled through random selection of those applicants who submit an entry by Thursday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Twenty percent of the overall field (1,600 entrants) will be chosen through random selection.

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The qualifying requirements for the 2015 Boston Marathon will remain the same as they were for 2014. For more information, see our QUALIFYING page.
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2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached and were recorded at the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street are invited to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Those runners are not required by the B.A.A. to raise funds for charity in 2014, regardless of whether or not they were fundraising for a specific charity in 2013.

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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.

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The race director or race management can tell you if a course is certified. For a complete list of certified courses in the U.S.A. check USA Track & Field. In Canada check Athletics Canada. Internationally, an extensive calendar of races is listed at the Association of International Marathon and Road Races website, with indication of courses that are not certified.
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The registration fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $175 USD for United States residents and $225 USD for international residents.

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No. For the 2014 Boston Marathon, we will no longer accept applications with times that are within 59 seconds of the listed qualifying times, (e.g., 3:05:59).

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If you improve your qualifying time from the time you used to register, please send the name and date of the marathon at which you improved your time, by February 1st, with your updated time to registration@baa.org.

Once verified, it'll be applied to your entry.   Registrations cannot be updated after February 1, 2014.
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The 2014 Boston Marathon Number and T-shirt pick-up will be held on Friday, April 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.,  and Sunday, April 20, from 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, to be held at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston. There is absolutely NO number and T-shirt pick-up available on Monday, April 21.  

John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

The John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo is open to the public and admission is free. The Hynes Convention Center is conveniently located in the center of Boston, in the Back Bay area. For more information about the 2014 John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, visit the Conventures website.

B.A.A. Moment 9

2010 - The Hoyts

When many think of the Boston Marathon, they think of Team Hoyt, the father/son team of Dick and Rick who have participated in their unique way 28 times. Dick was 69 at the 2010 Boston Marathon.