What time will be used as my seeding time for the Boston Marathon?
Entrants in the Boston Marathon who have submitted a time that meets the qualifying standard for their age and gender will be seeded accordingly. Entrants without a qualifying time will be assigned a bib number accordingly.
When did the qualification window for entry into the 2017 Boston Marathon open?
The qualification window for the 2017 Boston Marathon opened on September 19, 2015.
When will registration open for the B.A.A. 5K?
Registration for the B.A.A. 5K typically opens in late January/early February. For more information, click the button below:
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 registration open for the B.A.A. 10K?
Registration for the B.A.A. 10K typically opens in May. For more information, click the button below:
If I use my improved qualifying time to update my seeding, can I still use it to register for 2016?
Yes, if you ran your improved time on or after September 13, 2014, you can reuse it to register for the 2016 Boston Marathon, since it falls within the 2016 qualifying window.
Will the qualifying requirements for the next Boston Marathon be the same as the last Boston Marathon?
Yes, the qualifying requirements for the next Boston Marathon will remain the same as they were in recent years. For more information on our qualifying standards, click the button below:
Is there a "waiting list" for the Boston Marathon if it is sold out?
There is no waiting list for the Boston Marathon. Once it is announced that registration is closed, we are no longer able to accept entries.
How do I know if a marathon is run on a certified course?
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.
1920 - Ashland Start
The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.