Registration Update for the 2013 Boston Marathon

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone: 617-778-1633
fax: 617-236-4505
e-mail:media@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
10 OCT 2012
Limited spots remain as of Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. ET

The 2013 Boston Marathon is approaching its maximum field size and soon will be unable to accept additional, qualified entrants. If you have met the qualifying standard for your age group and gender, the B.A.A. now encourages you to submit your application for entry if you wish to run in the 2013 race.

While we would like to accept everyone who has qualified and would like to run, field size limits are in effect to ensure the best possible event experience for all.

With many runners having recently achieved their qualifying marks in Fall marathons, the B.A.A. anticipates registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon will close soon. It is very unlikely that registration will remain open through the end of this week.

If you are planning to post a qualifying performance at a forthcoming marathon, then your qualifying time may be used to submit your application for entry in the 118th Boston Marathon, which will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.