Registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon will continue Monday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
21 SEP 2012
The B.A.A. will accept applications until the maximum field size is reached

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon® will continue on Monday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET for runners who have met the qualifying standards necessary for the submission of their application.  Following an initial two-week, rolling admission registration period, which began on September 10 and concluded on Friday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET, the B.A.A. will accept applications until the maximum field size is reached.

For the 2013 Boston Marathon, the qualifying standards were made five minutes more stringent for each age group and gender.  The qualifying times in effect are listed on the B.A.A.’s web site at:

Those interested in applying for entry into the Boston Marathon must first meet the qualifying standard by running a certified marathon and posting a performance within the designated time for their age group and gender prior to submitting their application.

Verification of qualifying performances is ongoing with regard to applications for entry already submitted. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance as their qualifying performances are verified, and the process may take up to two weeks. Those applicants who are unable to be accepted also will be notified.  Those accepted for entry will be notified by email and the names of all official entrants will be posted on the B.A.A. web site.

The 117th Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 15, 2013 which is Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

About the B.A.A.
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.'s Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors along with the Virgin London Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and the ING New York City Marathon.

B.A.A. Media Contacts:
Marc Davis, B.A.A. Communications Manager, at: 617-778-1633; mobile: 703-439-0751;

Also, Jack Fleming, B.A.A. Director of Marketing and Communications at or 617-778-1627 or 617-459-1587.

B.A.A. Moment 1

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.