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Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for the 33rd consecutive year the Boston Marathon will be sponsored by John Hancock. The qualification window for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

  • Monday, September 11 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more.
  • Wednesday, September 13 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or more (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 15 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more (if space remains).
  • Saturday, September 16 - Registration closes at 10:00 p.m. ET.
  • Monday, September 18 - All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.
  • Wednesday, September 20 - Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Registration from September 11-20 will not be first-come, first-served. The fastest qualifiers in gender and age groups will be given entry as space allows.
  • If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 25 registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards on a first come, first served basis.
  • Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached. 

To find out when it is your time to register for the race, click below:

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2018 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING STANDARDS - EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
All standards below are based on official submitted net time.
AGE GROUP MEN WOMEN
18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec

 

IMPORTANT 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, and will remain open until the conclusion of registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon.
  • The qualification window for the 2019 Boston Marathon will be announced following registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon.
  • Registration dates for the 2019 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.
  • The 2019 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019.

All of the above information is subject to change

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