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Participant Information: 2013 Boston Marathon News

BOSTON MARATHON RESULTS UPDATE  -  JUNE 3, 2013

The B.A.A. is pleased to provide this update to 2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached the half marathon checkpoint or later but who did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street. This update includes information on:

  • Special registration period established
  • Projected finish time and where it will appear
  • How a projected finish time may be used
  • We are pleased to treat your 2013 race as a completion
  • Updated FAQs

SPECIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD

IMPORTANT: Please note that the special registration period for the above mentioned participants has now been established. This registration period will begin on August 19 and will conclude on August 29. Participants who are eligible for this special registration period will receive a non-transferable online code with which to register on August 1. It is the participant's responsibility to keep us updated with any change in their email address.

PROJECTED FINISH TIME

An email will be issued to each individual runner, indicating the last official checkpoint* that the participant reached at the 2013 Boston Marathon. As well, the email will contain the projected finish time of that participant..**

* Official checkpoint locations on the course were at 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k, half marathon, 25k, 30k, 35k, and 40k.

** We are unable to accept times from personal GPS device(s) or timepiece(s). We also acknowledge that participants may have passed other mile or kilometer points farther down course than the official checkpoint indicated. However, given the extenuating circumstances of the day, we appreciate your understanding in that we must work with the official checkpoint times which we have recorded and the projected time we have provided.

USAGE OF PROJECTED FINISH TIMES

Participant's last recorded checkpoint and projected finish are now posted on the official web site under "official results,". These times will be included in the Official Results Booklet in a separate listing, and participants will receive an official results certificate with this same information.

If a runner was an official starter who reached and was recorded at the half marathon checkpoint or later, AND the projected finish time at the 2013 Boston Marathon meets the Boston Marathon Qualifying Standard for age and gender for the 2014 Boston Marathon, then that runner may use this time and performance when submitting entry during the special registration period for the 2014 race for seeding purposes. Since we have already announced that those among this group will be able to register during the designated special registration period, participants need not be concerned whether or not a Qualifying time will be fast enough to guarantee registration.

COMPLETED RACE

In addition and for the B.A.A.'s internal purposes only, the B.A.A. recognizes these runner's participation in the 2013 Boston Marathon as an official finish. Those who have active, consecutive streaks of any length - or those who simply may keep track of how many times they have completed the Boston Marathon - may count the 2013 Boston Marathon as a completion if they reached the half marathon mark or later, and have been provided with a projected time.

  • Please check the B.A.A. web site for updates
  • The answers to many questions can be found on the FAQ page (or see a list of updated FAQs below)
  • Updates to this information also will be sent by email.
  • If you have an update to your email address prior to August 1, then please send it to registration@baa.org.

UPDATED FAQs

Recent FAQs regarding the 5633 starters who were stopped and unable to cross the finish line on Boylston Street on April 15:

Will the B.A.A. provide a projected finish time for runners who did not finish the 2013 Boston Marathon?
The B.A.A. has provided a projected finish time to 2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street. 2013 Boston Marathon runners can find their last recorded checkpoint and projected finish time by clicking here.

Those runners will also be included in the Official Results Booklet in a separate listing and will receive an official results certificate.

Will my projected finish time from 2013 be accepted as a qualifying time for 2014?
Official starters who reached and were recorded at the half marathon checkpoint or later and received a projected finish time at the 2013 Boston Marathon that meets the Boston Marathon qualifying standard for their age and gender for the 2014 Boston Marathon may submit that time during the special registration period for seeding purposes.

For more information on qualifying, please visit: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying.aspx.

Will my entry for the 2014 Boston Marathon be accepted if I did not meet the qualifying standard?
The B.A.A. has announced that 2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached and were recorded at the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street will be able to register during a special registration period in August. Those runners will not be required to submit a qualifying time for entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon.

What time will be used as my seeding time for the 2014 Boston Marathon?
Entrants in the 2014 Boston Marathon who have submitted a time that meets the qualifying standard for their age and gender will be seeded accordingly. Entrants without a qualifying time will be assigned a bib number accordingly. 

When will registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon begin?
A special registration period will be available for 2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street. Those runners will be able to register for the 2014 Boston Marathon beginning August 19, and the special registration period will conclude on August 29.

Those runners will receive a non-transferrable online code via email on August 1 to be used for the special registration period. General registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will begin in September.

Will my streak of consecutive Boston Marathon finishes be broken because I was unable to cross the finish line on Boylston Street?
Runners with an active, consecutive streak of Boston Marathon finishes of any length who started the 2013 Boston Marathon and reached the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street may count the 2013 Boston Marathon as an official finish and a preservation of their streak.

In addition, those runners with 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathon finishes will be eligible to register for the 2014 Boston Marathon during a special registration period from August 19 to August 29.

What is the entry fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon? 
The B.A.A. has not yet determined the entry fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon. In 2013, the registration fee for Boston Marathon qualifiers was $150 USD for United States residents and $200 USD for international residents. The registration fee for invitational entrants (non-qualifiers) was $300.

Where should I submit a changed email address?
Please submit any changes to your email address to the B.A.A. Registration Office by emailing registration@baa.org.

Will I be required to raise funds for charity in order to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon?
2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached and were recorded at the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street are invited to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Those runners are not required by the B.A.A. to raise funds for charity in 2014, regardless of whether or not they were fundraising for a specific charity in 2013.

Will finishers of the 2013 Boston Marathon receive a special invitation to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon?
No. The B.A.A. is only extending a special invitation to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon to 2013 Boston Marathon starters who reached and were recorded at the half marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street.

Will the 2014 Boston Marathon have an expanded field size?
No decision has been made regarding the maximum field size for the 2014 Boston Marathon, including the number of qualifiers and invitational applications available. The B.A.A. will work with many partners, including public safety officials, before determining changes, if necessary, to the event and the race. Registration will open in September for eligible qualifiers.

For more information on registration, please visit: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/athlete-registration.aspx.

 

 

B.A.A. VIDEO UPDATE  -  MAY 16, 2013

Executive Director Tom Grilk appears on video to discuss the B.A.A. issuing an invitation to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon to official entrants in the 2013 Boston Marathon who were unable to cross the Boylston Street finish line. More than 5000 official starters were affected on Monday, April 15 at the 117th Boston Marathon when the race was stopped at 2:50 p.m. ET. See video below:

 

 

B.A.A. VIDEO UPDATE  -  MAY 2, 2013

B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray appear on video (16 minutes in length) to express gratitude for the support shown to the organization and race over the last two weeks, and  they also address issues relating to the 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathon. See video below:

 

 

UPDATE TO 2013 BOSTON MARATHON PARTICIPANTS

(6:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 26, 2013)

Today, the B.A.A. sent direct communication by email to each official entrant in the 2013 Boston Marathon.  The personalized emails were sent to: (1.) official finishers; (2.) those who started the race but who did not have the opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street because they were stopped or diverted; and, (3.) those who did not start the race.  Those who finished by crossing the line on Boylston Street received their finish time and checkpoint times. 

Those who did not finish (or did not cross the finish line) received their checkpoint times and a notice that additional information will be forthcoming.  We also thanked all officially registered entrants for their support and resiliency, and we asked for their continued patience as we answer their questions and address the issues.


 

 

TO 2013 BOSTON MARATHONERS

(11:00a.m. ET, April 25, 2013)

The B.A.A. is still on track to provide finish times (and split times) for those who finished and crossed the line on Boylston Street. We intend to issue an email by Friday afternoon with those results. We are still working towards a resolution for those runners who were unable to cross the official finish line. We will not have a resolution for that by tomorrow, but we wanted to provide an update as we know many are waiting to hear from us on this matter. We are also addressing issues relating to unclaimed runner baggage and medals.

Thank you for your patience. It is appreciated.
The B.A.A.

 

UPDATE FROM THE B.A.A. TO 2013 BOSTON MARATHON PARTICIPANTS

(6:00 p.m. ET, April 23, 2013)

To All Boston Marathon Participants:

Runner baggage claim and medal distribution at 40 Trinity Place, 2nd Floor, will continue through Wednesday, April 24. B.A.A. staff and volunteers will be available to assist from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. ET. After Wednesday, for those who were unable to claim their baggage in person, we will post further information about receiving your baggage and your finisher's medal.

We know many of you are interested in information about the 2014 Boston Marathon. We have updated our B.A.A. website with information about our qualifying window and qualifying standards for next year's race. More information will be forthcoming about the exact date for the opening of registration.

Also, we are working on determining the finish times for runners who were unable to cross the finish line on Boylston Street due to the circumstances. We know there were many who were unable to cross the finish line, who were diverted or who were asked to stop on course. We will continue to use this web site as the source of information, and we will send an email to all official participants with the information. You can expect an update from us by Friday, April 26. At that time, we anticipate being able to post official finishing times for anyone who did cross the finish line on Boylston Street. We anticipate providing adjusted times for other runners. After providing results, we will be able to ascertain age group award winners. Awards will be sent subsequently by mail.

The Boston Athletic Association extends its gratitude for the outpouring of support from the running community over the past week. We appreciate your continued patience as we address the many issues resulting from the tragic events which occurred near the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

We are working diligently to respond to your individual questions and will post updates of decisions related to future B.A.A. events as available.

Many continue to inquire about ways to help to the victims and their families of this tragedy. The B.A.A. joins Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick in encouraging everyone to visit onefundboston.org to make a donation of support.

Sincerely,
The B.A.A.

 

 

ONE FUND BOSTON, MAYOR MENINO, AND GOVERNOR PATRICK CALL FOR MOMENT OF SILENCE AT 2:50 PM E.T. ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

(9:00 a.m. ET, April 22, 2013)

One Minute of Silence Followed by Ringing of Bells Across the Region

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence on Monday afternoon, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings.

The minute of silence will take place at 2:50 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the attacks and their families. It will be followed by the ringing of bells throughout Boston and the Commonwealth.

Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and they continue to encourage everyone to visit onefundboston.org to make a donation to help the victims of this tragedy.

The B.A.A. will join in support and in honor of the victims and their families.

 

 

BOSTON THANKS!

(10:00 a.m. ET, April 20, 2013)

The B.A.A. joins all citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in thanking the federal, state and city law enforcement community for the resolution of Friday's manhunt. BOSTON Stands As One!

At this time, we remember Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; Lingzi Lu, 23; and Officer Sean Collier, 26. We also remember all of those injured on Patriots' Day, and their families.

Boston Strong. Boston Proud.

 

 

UPDATE ON "BOSTON STANDS AS ONE" TRIBUTE TEE

(2:00 p.m. ET, April 20, 2013)

There has been an overwhelming demand for the "BOSTON Stands As One" Tribute Tee and we were out of stock within a day. The passion and support by thousands and thousands of people has been incredible, and we thank each and every one for your support.

But we are not stopping here: Due to the overwhelming demand we have decided to further extend our support. Our goal is to raise as much money for those in need as possible. As of Friday evening, we are offering additional t-shirts in the US and we will donate 100% of all profits to The One Fund Boston, Inc.

The limited edition "Boston stands as one" t-shirt is available now at adidas.com for $26.20.

Together with adidas, we have worked diligently over the last couple of days to make the "BOSTON Stands As One" Tribute Tees available in as many countries as possible in order to support those affected by the tragic events. Shirts are now available on adidas.com in the following countries: US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark and Finland. If you are not located in one of these countries you can still support those affected by the tragic events by donating directly to The One Fund Boston, Inc. Thank you for your support - together and with your help, Boston stands as one.

 

 

TO ALL BOSTON MARATHON PARTICIPANTS

(10:00 a.m. ET, April 21, 2013)

The Boston Athletic Association has yet to issue official times for all runners who participated in the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.

It is our intention to release those results on or about Friday, April 26th. At that time, you will receive a link that will provide you with the opportunity to pose questions regarding that official time.

We will also address the issue of those who could not cross the finish line on Boylston Street due to the tragic events which occurred near the finish line. We ask for your patience as we work to resolve the final results and times for these participants.

The Boston Athletic Association

 

 

STATEMENT FROM THOMAS GRILK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

(9:00 a.m. April 16, 2013)

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected by Monday's tragic events. Those who lost their lives and were injured are in our thoughts and prayers.

It is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to all of the B.A.A. medical personnel and volunteers and the City of Boston's first responders who reacted so courageously to help save lives. Special thanks to the loyal Boston Marathon community - over 8500 volunteers, 1000 medical personnel, the organizing committee, and hundreds of thousands along the race route - who make the experience what it is for all our runners, who are hurting today.

We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us.

We are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials in the investigation and the effort to bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice, so we are limited in what information we can provide.

Boston is strong. Boston is resilient. Boston is our home. And Boston has made us enormously proud. The Boston Marathon is a deeply held tradition - an integral part of the fabric and history of our community. We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014.

 

 

Please go to the B.A.A. Facebook page - http://facebook.com/thebostonmarathon - for information. We post new information as we are able.

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

In 1966, Bobbi Gibb was the first female to run the Boston Marathon.