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2017 Boston Marathon Registration

Registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. 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. To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards which correspond to age and gender. The qualifying times for the 2017 Boston Marathon remain unchanged from recent years and can be found at the following link:

Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 12, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 14, at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standard by five minutes or more. Registration will close on Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 p.m. ET.

If space remains after the first week of registration (Monday, September 12, through Saturday, September 17), then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. ET through Wednesday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET. As during the first week of registration, entry during this period (Sept. 19-21) will not be first-come, first-served and the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group among these submissions will be given entry as space allows. If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 26, registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum field size is reached.

To find out when it is your time to register for the race, please click the button below and enter your information into our registration calculator:

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MEETING THE QUALIFYING STANDARD FOR YOUR AGE AND GENDER DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PERFORMANCE WILL GAIN YOU ENTRY INTO THE 2017 BOSTON MARATHON.

The registration process ensures that the fastest qualifiers will be accepted first. However, achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee entry. Those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted. Registration will remain open for 2017 Boston Marathon until the field size limit is reached. Therefore, the qualifying window for the 2017 Boston Marathon will remain open until the conclusion of registration for next April's race.

Working in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route, the B.A.A. will set and announce the field size for the 2017 Boston Marathon this summer. The 2013 Boston Marathon had 27,000 official entrants, the special 118th Boston Marathon in 2014 featured a larger field size of 36,000 entrants, and the 2015 and 2016 Boston Marathons had field sizes of 30,000 official entrants.

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

  • Monday, September 12: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
  • Wednesday, September 14: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 16: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).
  • Saturday, September 17: Registration closes at 10:00 p.m. ET.
  • Monday, September 19: All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.
  • Wednesday, September 21: Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration from September 19-21 will not be first-come, first-served and the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group among these submissions will be given entry as space allows.
  • If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 26 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The registration fee for the 2017 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $185.00 USD for United States residents and $250.00 USD for international residents.
  • The 2017 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • The qualifying standards for the 2017 Boston Marathon, shown below, remain unchanged from recent years.
  • Though the B.A.A. will email registrants upon the completion of their form, runners are not officially entered into the race until their qualifying time is verified. This length of time may vary and can be as long as several days, depending on the qualifying marathon.
  • The qualification window for the 2017 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 19, 2015, and will remain open until the conclusion of registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon.
  • The qualification window for the 2018 Boston Marathon will be announced during registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon.
  • Registration dates for the 2018 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.
  • The 2018 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018.
  • Athletes may not compete in a manner which, in the exclusive judgment of race officials, interferes with race operations or other participants.
  • Athletes must be able to compete the entire 26.2 mile course within six hours (net time).
  • Non-qualified participants (those who receive an invitational waiver) will be assigned bib numbers based on the date their application is received and will start the race immediately behind the qualified field.
  • No one who is assigned a bib (either through the qualification process or by invitational entry) may give it to another individual, and those who do will be prohibited from entering any future B.A.A. race.
  • Race applications and accepted entries may not be transferred, sold, used for auction, or distributed in any manner. The B.A.A. does monitor websites commonly used for selling race entries and bib numbers.
  • If an athlete is unable to participate, the athlete will not be eligible for a deferment or refund, and may not transfer their bib to another participant.

 

All of the above information is subject to change

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