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Registration for the Boston Marathon

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified open runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For the 34th consecutive year the Boston Marathon will be sponsored by John Hancock. Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2019 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The Boston Marathon registration process ensures that the fastest qualifiers will be accepted first. However, achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee acceptance into the Boston Marathon due to field size limitations. Those who are fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted.

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 2019 Boston Marathon this summer. The 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Boston Marathons had field sizes of 30,000 official entrants.

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards which correspond to their age and gender. The qualifying times for the 2019 Boston Marathon remain unchanged from recent years.

QUALIFYING STANDARDS

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

  • Monday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. ET – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. ET – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or more (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more (if space remains).
  • Saturday, September 15, 10:00 p.m. ET – Week One registration closes.
  • Monday, September 17. 10:00 a.m. ET – All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 5:00 p.m. ET – Week Two registration closes.
    • Registration from September 10-19 will not be first-come, first-served.
    • The fastest qualifiers in gender and age groups will be given entry as space allows.
    • Monday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. ET: If space remains after the first two weeks of registration, then 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 for all qualified applicants will close when the maximum field size is reached, or until Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • The 2019 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
    • The qualifying standards for the 2019 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 2019 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and will remain open until the conclusion of registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon.
    • The qualification window for the 2020 Boston Marathon will be announced following registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon.
    • Registration dates and qualifying standards for the 2020 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.
    • The 2020 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020.

    REGISTRATION FOR ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES

    Registration for Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) programs and divisions will open on Monday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will follow the same registration timeline detailed above. If space remains beyond Monday, September 24, then registration for AWD programs/divisions will be first-come, first-served for qualified applicants until each respective division/program is filled, or until Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET when AWD registration closes. AWD divisions/programs include the push rim wheelchair division, visually impaired division, mobility impaired program, handcycle program, and duo team program. AWD eligibility criteria and qualifying standards can be found below:

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