Registration for 2015 Boston Marathon Reopens to All Time Qualifiers from September 15 to September 17

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
15 SEP 2014
The B.A.A. will accept up to 8,000 additional qualifiers during the next phase of registration.

BOSTON - Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will reopen on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue through Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

During this period, any eligible qualifier may submit an application for entry.  Entry is not first-come, first-served during this period.

The B.A.A. opened registration on September 8 and through the course of last week accepted entry submissions from qualifiers through a systematic process by which those who are among the fastest of all to have achieved the qualifying mark for their age and gender would be able to enter first. From September 8 through September 13, the B.A.A. received approximately 16,000 registration submissions. At the conclusion of the next phase of registration, the B.A.A. will accept up to 8,000 additional qualifiers.

Due to field size limitations, it is possible that not all qualifiers who submit an entry will be accepted. If more runners apply than can be accepted, then acceptance will be granted to the fastest qualifiers among the applicants. Those not accepted for entry due to field size limitations also will receive an email from the B.A.A. at the conclusion of the application period.

The field for the 2015 Boston Marathon will be comprised of more than 80% qualifiers, which is a percentage equal or greater to recent past years.  Part of the field is comprised annually of invitational entries, including allocations reserved for elite athletes, those running for charitable organizations, sponsors, and community participation.

The field size limit for the 2015 Boston Marathon is 30,000 official entrants.  The field size for the 2013 Boston Marathon was 27,000 official entrants.  Working in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the course, the B.A.A. increased the field size for the special 2014 Boston Marathon to 36,000 official entrants. Participants in the 2014 Boston Marathon fundraised more than $38.4 million to benefit local non-profit organizations, and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated the economic impact of the most recent event at $175.8 million.

To view the Boston Marathon’s qualifying standards and registration procedures, click here: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/qualifying-standards.aspx.

To read additional details about the B.A.A.’s registration process for the 2015 Boston Marathon, please click here: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/qualifying-procedure.aspx.

For athletes with disabilities, please see more specific information on registration for these programs and divisions here: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/athletes-with-disabilities.aspx.

John Hancock Financial will be the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for the 30th consecutive year in 2015.  The company’s historic and unprecedented sponsorship of the race began in 1986.

NOTES:

The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, which is Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

At the conclusion of this period, those accepted for entry will be notified via email and their names will be posted to the “Entrants” page of this website. Entry will be based on the amount of remaining field size space and an applicant’s qualifying performance.

The large volume of applications received combined with the qualifying race submitted will result in verification and acceptance notification varying from one individual to another. Only at the conclusion of the entry period will notification be issued.

It is not possible for individuals to register prior to achieving the qualifying performance. Those interested in applying for entry into the Boston Marathon must first meet the qualifying standard for their age group and gender prior to submitting their application.

The B.A.A. will not predict or provide an anticipated date for when the race will reach its maximum field of qualified applicants. However, the B.A.A.’s website and Facebook page and Twitter account will indicate the open or closed status of registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon, and these pages will be updated regularly.

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Registration for 2015 Boston Marathon Reopens to All Time Qualifiers from September 15 to September 17

Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will reopen on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue through Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

During this period, any eligible qualifier may submit an application for entry.  Entry is not first-come, first-served during this period.

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