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Participant Information: Top Qualifying Races

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

The following is a list of marathons most frequently used to qualify for the Boston Marathon, based on the number of accepted entrants into the Boston Marathon:

  • ACHIEVING ONE'S QUALIFYING STANDARD DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY, BUT SIMPLY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT FOR REGISTRATION.
  • The list does not reflect how many individuals achieve a qualifying time from each respective event, but is based on how much many individuals from each respective event submits for entry into the Boston Marathon.
  • The Boston Marathon does not determine what races are Boston Qualifiers.
  • Please contact the race you are interested in attempting your qualifying mark to see if they are certified by either USA Track & Field (or foreign equivalent) or AIMS (Association of International Marathons).
  • The qualifying window for the 2017 Boston Marathon opened Saturday, September 19, 2015.
  • All qualifying marathons must be certified. Please contact the qualifying race directly regarding certification.
  • For application into the Boston Marathon, applicants must provide the name and date of the marathon at which they qualified, and their official finishing time.
  • The B.A.A. will verify all qualifying times before granting acceptance into the race.

RACE2016/2017 RACE DATE
Boston Marathon April 18, 2016
Chicago Marathon October 9, 2016*
New York City Marathon November 6, 2016*
Philadelphia Marathon November 20, 2016*
California International Marathon December 4, 2016*
St George Marathon October 1, 2016*
Grandma's Marathon June 18, 2016
Erie Marathon September 11, 2016
Twin Cities Marathon October 9, 2016*
Houston Marathon January 15, 2017*
Ottawa Marathon May 29, 2016
Baystate Marathon October 16, 2016*
Berlin Marathon September 25, 2016*
Columbus Marathon October 16, 2016*
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon November 5, 2016*
Toronto Waterfront Marathon October 16, 2016*
Mountains 2 Beach Marathon May 29, 2016
Richmond Marathon November 12, 2016*
Steamtown Marathon October 9, 2016*
Mohawk Hudson River October 9, 2016*
Marine Corps Marathon October 30, 2016*
Big Cottonwood Marathon September 10, 2016
London Marathon April 24, 2016
Wineglass Marathon October 2, 2016*

* Event date falls after expected closing of registration (early September) for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Listed below are additional sources for obtaining information about qualifying marathons:
www.coolrunning.com
www.runnersworld.com
www.runningnetwork.com
www.nerunner.com
www.marathonguide.com
www.runningtimes.com

CERTIFIED COURSES

B.A.A. Moment

Top Qualifying Races

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