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Participant Information: Registration Information

In preparation for entering the 2018 Boston Marathon, be sure that you know (and follow) these helpful tips

TAKE YOUR TIME

There is NO urgency in completing the form. Use care in submitting your information. The more accurate you are, the easier for us to verify your qualifying information! Registration is not first-come, first-served. It is based on your qualifying performance.

Be patient! Please know that in some cases it takes extra time to verify qualifying results and applications. The time it takes to verify results varies from one participant to the next, and can take multiple weeks in certain instances. Don’t worry if yours may be taking longer to process than others.

 

GET PERSONAL

We ask that you provide your personal email address on the registration form to assure delivery and receipt of important email communications from the B.A.A.  The B.A.A. will be sending multiple emails leading up to race day with event-related information.

 

CONFIRMATION OF RECEIVED SUBMISSION VERSUS CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE

Please also note that after submitting a registration application, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your application has been received. This does not mean you have been accepted into the race. Later in the registration process all runners will receive either a Confirmation of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance e-mail detailing if they have been accepted into the 2018 Boston Marathon.

 

GET THE NET

Be sure to provide the NET time from your qualifying race, not the gun time. When submitting your qualifying time, your net time should be entered in the registration form. Have your net time and qualifying race details ready before beginning your application.

 

QUALIFYING WINDOW

Qualifying times must have been run at a qualifying race on or after September 17, 2016. The qualifying window for 2018 will remain open until race registration is complete.

 

SHOW ME THE MONEY

Be prepared with your credit card information. Know that only Visa and MasterCard will be accepted, and that you will be required to enter the Billing Address and payment details before submitting your form. Don’t worry – if you are not accepted, then you won’t be charged. Also know that an ‘Authorization’ charge may appear on your bank statement or credit card for a few days during the processing time period. This does not mean you’ve been accepted into the race. Your credit card will only be charged when and if your entry is accepted.

 

WHAT'S IN A NAME

If your name at your qualifying race was different than the name you are using to submit your registration, be prepared to provide a scanned copy of the legal documentation of your name change.

 

SHOW ME TIME

If you qualified at a small, international race, be prepared to provide additional information including a link to the event results to assist us in the verifying process.

 

IN AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT.....

Know that you will have an opportunity to update emergency contact information and other personal information at a later date. Please fill in the registration form as much as possible during the application process, though.

 

ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES

Please note that registration for Athletes with Disabilities will not be registering during the open registration period beginning in September. More information can be found here.

 

OFFICIAL CHARITY PROGRAM

For runners who do not have a qualifying time but still wish to participate, you can apply to run on behalf of the B.A.A. or John Hancock Official Charity programs. To do so, you would have to contact your charity of interest directly. For more information about the 2018 Boston Marathon Charity Program, click below:

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