2014 Boston Marathon® Registration Update

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
18 SEP 2013
As of September 18, 2013

Application submissions for entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon from qualifiers will be accepted through the end of this week (Friday, September 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET) from those who have met the qualifying times (http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/qualifying-standards.aspx) for their age and gender.

While verification of those entries which have been received is ongoing and notices to applicants will not be issued until later next week (Week of September 23-27), it is unlikely that registration will re-open next week.

With space limited in next year’s field size, individuals who have met the 2014 Boston Marathon Qualifying Times and who are interested in running next year’s event must submit their application online by this Friday at 5:00 p.m. ET.

To read the details of the B.A.A.’s registration process, please visit: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/athlete-registration/registration-information.aspx

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.