The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014. Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
|Division||Start time||approx no. of entrants|
|Elite Men & Wave One
DISTANCE: 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 Kilometers)
ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFYING
The Boston Athletic Association appreciates your interest in running the 2014 Boston Marathon; however registration for qualified runners has now closed. The registration process for the 2014 Boston Marathon began on September 9, and the maximum number of athletes who ran a qualifying performance and submitted their application for entry has now been reached. The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration.
The B.A.A. Boston Marathon is a serious athletic endeavor. Official timing and scoring is done by net time and ceases at approximately 6:00 p.m. (or six hours and thirty minutes after the last participant in wave four crosses the starting line), at which time the entire course is opened to vehicular traffic. By entering the Boston Marathon, runners agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth by the B.A.A. Registered runners must understand and acknowledge:
- The cities and towns control access to the roadway, as well as traffic control and other race support along the course.
- The B.A.A. does not assume responsibility for runners health, safety, security, or support
- They are able to complete the entire 26.2 mile B.A.A. Boston Marathon course within six hours and thirty minutes (net time)
- They will not begin racing prior to their assigned start time
- They will not compete in a manner which, in the judgment of the race officials, interferes with race operations, other participants, or the integrity of the competition
- They will not reproduce or alter their official bib number
- They will not transfer their official bib number or timing device - or their right to obtain it - to anyone or any organization for any purpose, including charity auction, lottery, or other fund-raising effort
- They will adhere to the rules of the IAAF, USATF and the B.A.A.
Age on April 21, 2014 determines qualifying time. Age group on the day of the qualifying race may differ.
- The B.A.A. accepts net times from electric timing and scoring systems
- Athletes are 18-years or older on April 21, 2014
- The B.A.A. reserves the right to reject any entry, issue special invitations, cancel the race, expand or further limit the field, or adjust the entry procedures
- Seeding is based on qualifying times, which are subject to review and verification
- No proof of qualifying is necessary in advance of registration
- Applicants must provide date and name of their qualifying race along with their official finish time when their application is submitted
- The B.A.A. will verify all qualifying times before granting acceptance
All entrants receive admission to the pre-race pasta party and post-race party, race program and results booklet, a long-sleeve T-shirt, and transportation to the start. Finishers receive a commemorative medallion.
Since 1996, the Boston Marathon has employed an electronic timing system to track runners as they cross the start and finish lines. Digital clocks displaying elapsed time are located at every mile and five-kilometer marker.
- Men's Open: Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya), 2:03:02, 2011
- Women's Open: Margaret Okayo (Kenya), 2:20:43, 2002
- Men's Masters: John Campbell (New Zealand), 2:11:04, 1990
- Women's Masters: Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova (Russia), 2:27:58, 2002
- Men's Wheelchair: Joshua Cassidy (Canada), 1:18:25, 2012
- Women's Wheelchair: Wakako Tsuchida (United States), 1:34:06, 2011
All the information above is subject to change at any time