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Get the latest participant updates on the 2014 Boston Marathon

Below, you will find information pertaining to registered participants of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Items will be updated at they become available. For more answers to your questions, please visit out FAQ here

APRIL 18, 2014

STAY INFORMED AT THE 2014 BOSTON MARATHON WITH MASSACHUSETTS ALERTS FREE SMARTPHONE APP

The Boston Athletic Association (the BAA) has partnered with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to ensure that runners and spectators have the ability to receive important public safety and emergency information in a timely manner. Massachusetts Alerts is a communication tool used by MEMA to disseminate critical information to smartphones. It is powered by a free app download (called Ping4alerts!) that is available for Android and iPhone devices.

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PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #7 - April 8, 2014

Our seventh newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #6 - April 2, 2014

Our sixth newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #5 - March 26, 2014

Our fifth newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #4 - March 12, 2014

Our fourth newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #3 - February 11, 2014

Our third newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #2 - January 21, 2014

Our second newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT NEWSLETTER #1 - January 2, 2014

Our first newsletter to 2014 Boston Marathon participants is now published. If you did not receive an email with the newsletter, you can archive the file by clicking the image below:

PARTICIPANT ACCEPTANCE CARDS - October 22, 2013

The Boston Athletic Association is currently in the process of mailing Confirmation of Acceptance cards to all runners who have been accepted into the 2014 Boston Marathon to date. These cards will begin to arrive as early as next week, and will continue to arrive through the coming weeks. Please allow at least three to four weeks for delivery to be made before you contact us regarding this matter.

BOSTON MARATHON TELEVISION COVERAGE - October 21, 2013

Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports programming, will provide live television and online coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET. Live race day coverage from Copley Square will also include pre- and post-race shows at 8:30 AM ET and 12:30 PM ET respectively, and a wrap-up show at 4 PM ET.

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2014 BOSTON MARATHON ENTRY LISTS - October 1, 2013

Runners listed on our entry list are officially entered into the 2014 Boston Marathon. If you did not receive an email confirmation of your acceptance into next April's race, there is no need to confirm your entry if you are listed on our site. You may wish to contact registration@baa.org to confirm your email address for future mailings. Acceptance cards will be mailed out using the postal service near the end of October.

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2014 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFIER ACCEPTANCES - September 25, 2013

The Boston Athletic Association continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2014 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2014 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for Qualified Runners as it used in the 2012 and 2013 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 and will mark the 29th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial Services as its principal sponsor.

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B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.