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Participant Information: Hand-Cycle Program

Hand-Cycle Program Registration for United States Disabled Veterans


As of Thursday, December 15, Hand-Cycle registration is full. We will no longer be accepting entries for the hand-cycle program for the 2017 Boston Marathon.



After applying, here are the next steps:

  • Applicants will receive an e-mail from the B.A.A. confirming that their application has been received. This is not a confirmation of acceptance into the race.
  • The B.A.A. will verify the qualifying performance and US disabled veteran status. Invalid applications will not be considered.
  • After registration closes on December 15, applicants will be randomly selected until the maximum field size limit of 30 athletes is reached.
  • After the random-selection process, all applicants will be notified.
  • If the field size limit is not reached on December 15, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis until the limit is reached, or February 1, 2017.



  • Wheelchair Division, mobility impaired, and visually impaired registration remains open
  • Field size maximums have been established as follows:
    - Wheelchair Division: 70
    - Visually Impaired Division: 70
    - Mobility Impaired Program: 50
    - Duo Teams: 6
    - Hand-cycles: 30
  • Only athletes with disabilities may participate in hand-cycles at the Boston Marathon.
  • The hand-cycle field includes six (6) randomly chosen non-veteran applicants, a limited number of participating survivors from the Boston bombing community, and disabled veterans.
  • As of November 15, a total of ten non-veteran athletes are already registered for the 2017 Boston Marathon hand-cycle program, leaving 20 remaining placements for disabled veterans.


All of the above information is subject to change at any time

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