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Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon

Registration is now open for week 2 and will continue through Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m ET. During this period, we will accept submissions from anyone with a valid Boston Marathon qualifying standard, though it is likely that not all submissions will be able to gain acceptance. Registration for qualifiers in the Boston Marathon is not first-come, first-served; rather, the fastest among all qualifiers will gain acceptance if field size limitations do not allow for all entrants to be accepted. The B.A.A. thanks all qualifiers for your cooperation and understanding.

REGISTRATION UPDATE: With Week Two of Boston Marathon Registration now open, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you registered during Week One and have a reference ID number (also known as a submission ID), but have not yet received a notice of acceptance or non-acceptance, don’t worry. Your registration is still being processed.
  • The amount of time it takes for notification varies from one entry to another based on a number a factors.
  • As long as you have a reference ID number, your registration is currently in the verification process and has been received by the B.A.A.
  • The time that is takes to verify a submission does NOT depend on the amount of time your qualifying performance is under the required standard. As well, where you ran your qualifier (ie - Boston Marathon) does NOT determine the amount of time it takes to verify a submission.
  • Minor errors on your registration form (wrong middle initial, misspelled street name, etc.) do NOT determine whether you will be accepted or not. It may only delay the verification process.
  • For those registering during Week Two, notifications of acceptance or non-acceptance will NOT be distributed until after the registration process has come to an end.
  • Unfortunately, is likely that not all submissions will be able to gain acceptance.
  • The B.A.A. will NOT predict or announce a ‘cut off’ time until notices of acceptance and non-acceptance are distributed.
  • The B.A.A. thanks all runners for their cooperation and patience during the registration period.

 

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. 

 

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 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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