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Participant Information: Athlete Registration

Registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon is now closed.

Registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon has now closed. The registration process for the 2017 Boston Marathon began on September 12, and the maximum number of athletes who ran a qualifying performance and submitted their application 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.

For those who have submitted an application for entry during Week One of registration (September 12 through September 17, 2016) but who do not yet see their name posted on the Boston Marathon’s Entry List webpage, please be aware that it may take several days or longer to verify qualifying performances depending on a number of factors. The B.A.A. asks for your cooperation and patience during this verification process. Please do not contact the B.A.A. during this period unless requested to do so by the Registration Office.

Runners who submitted their entry during Week Two of registration (September 19 through September 21) will be ranked based on their qualifying performance. The B.A.A. is in the process of verifying qualifying times. Notification will be sent to all runners who submitted an application indicating acceptance or non-acceptance.

The B.A.A. will not predict the "cut off" time needed to gain an individual entry into the 2017 Boston Marathon. The total number of qualifiers and their qualifying times determine such "cut off" times. Due to field size limitations, not all qualifiers who submit an entry will be accepted.

The 122nd Boston Marathon will be run on Monday, April 16, 2018. The qualifying window for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 17, 2016. This was the first day that a certified qualifying marathon performance may be used for the purpose of qualifying for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Age on April 16, 2018 determines your qualifying time. Age group on the day of the qualifying race may differ. Registration dates for the 2018 Boston Marathon will be announced at a later date on the B.A.A.'s web site,

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

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