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Registration for the Boston Marathon

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION NEWS

Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on September 11, and the maximum number of athletes who qualified and applied for entry has now been reached. The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration. Neither entry nor bibs may be transferred.

Registration for runners who met the B.A.A.’s Qualifying Standards for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on Monday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET using a “rolling admission” schedule and continued through Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Registration re-opened on Monday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. and application submissions were received through Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration was not first-come, first-served, but rather allowed for a more systematic and orderly application procedure with the fastest qualifiers of those who submitted entries accepted.

Qualifiers who were 3 minutes, 23 seconds (3:23) or faster than the Qualifying time for their age group and gender were accepted into the 2018 Boston Marathon.

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, and the qualifying window for the 2019 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This was the first day that a marathon performance may be used for the purpose of qualifying for the 2019 Boston Marathon. An athlete’s age on April 15, 2019 determines ones qualifying time. Registration dates for the 2019 Boston Marathon will be announced at a later date on the B.A.A.'s website, www.baa.org.

The Boston Athletic Association thanks you for your cooperation and wishes you the best of luck with the pursuit of your athletic goals.

 

REGISTRATION DATE FOR ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES

The registration procedure for Athletes with Disabilities (mobility impaired, visually impaired, hand cycle, push rim wheelchair, and duo) for the 2018 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET. For more information, click below:

 

2018 BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

  • Monday, September 11 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more were able to submit for entry.
  • Wednesday, September 13 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or more were able to submit for entry.
  • Friday, September 15 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more were able to submit for entry.
  • Saturday, September 16 - Registration closed for Week 1 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
  • Monday, September 18 - All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard were able to submit for entry.
  • Wednesday, September 20 - Registration closed for Week 2 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Registration remained closed, having accepted more than the allotted field size amount.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The 2018 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • The qualifying standards for the 2018 Boston Marathon (shown below) remain unchanged from recent years.
  • Though the B.A.A. will e-mail registrants upon the completion of their registration form, runners are not officially entered into the race until their qualifying time is verified. The amount of time it takes for qualifying times to get verified varies for each individual athlete, and can take up to several days (depending on the qualifying marathon).
  • The qualification window for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
  • The 2019 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019.
  • The qualifying window for the 2019 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
  • Registration dates for the 2019 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.

 

All of the above information is subject to change

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