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Participant Information: Registration Questions & Answers

Your guide to registration for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon

(Q) How do I know if I am among the first 3000 entrants, or if I am in the random selection process?
(A) Confirmation emails to those who were among the first 3000 to register will be sent by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 16. Notice of status in the random selection process will be sent by the end of the day on Friday, July 18.

(Q) I think that my card has been charged, so does that mean I am accepted?
(A) You will receive a confirmation email regarding your status into the event.

(Q) Is there a "waitlist" for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon if I am not accepted?
(A) No.

(Q) Where do I register for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon?
(A) Registration is held entirely online, and we have a designated registration page on the B.A.A. website, located at http://www.baa.org/races/half-marathon/participant-information/athlete-registration.aspx

(Q) When did registration open for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon?
(A) Registration opened on Wednesday, July 16, starting at 10:00 a.m. ET.

(Q) When will registration close for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon?
(A) A new component for 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon registration is that a portion of the field will be filled by random selection.  After the first 3000 applicants are accepted on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET, registration will remain open for those who will go into the random selection process.  Those interested in submitting an application for the random selection will be able to do so until Thursday, July 17, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

(Q) What is the registration fee for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon?
(A) $75.00 (USD)

(Q) What is the registration process for the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon?
(A) We have a field size of 8,000 participants for this year's event. Approximately 2600 are already pre-registered through the B.A.A. Distance Medley, which is a three race series comprised of the B.A.A. 5k in April, the B.A.A. 10k in June, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon in October. Once registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 3,000 entrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The remainder of the available field will be filled through random selection of those applicants who submit an entry by Thursday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Twenty percent of the overall field (1,600 entrants) will be chosen through random selection.  A limited number of invitational entries are reserved for those who will run as part of the Dana-Farber Team and the competitive, elite field of athletes.

(Q) How quickly is registration expected to last?
(A) In 2012, the B.A.A. Half Marathon sold out in approximately one hour. In 2013, the B.A.A. Half Marathon sold out in approximately 15 minutes. For 2014, we expect that the 3000 entries which will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis will fill within 15 minutes of registration opening on July 16 at 10:00 a.m. Thereafter, we will continue to receive entry submissions through 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 17 in order to fill the remaining 1600 spots via random selection.

(Q) How will I know when registration opens and I can submit my entry on July 16?
(A) Prior to registration opening, you will see a notice on the registration web page regarding when registration will begin.  The web page will change when registration opens and entries begin to be accepted. If you have the form open on your computer or smart phone prior to 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 16, you will need to refresh your browser at 10:00 a.m. ET in order to view the full registration form. 

(Q) What information will I need in order to register?
(A) You will be asked for all of your contact information, including emergency contacts (applicable for race day, itself). You will also be asked to approximate your net finishing time for seeding purposes. In addition, if you would like to associate yourself with a running club in which you are a member, then you can select the name of the club.   If your club is not listed, you will be able to add the name of your club.

(Q) Do I need a qualifying time to run the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon?
(A) There is no qualifying time required to register and compete in the B.A.A. Half Marathon. However, our course is open for 2 hours, 30 minutes. Therefore, we encourage participants who are able to complete the 13.1 miles within 2 hours, 30 minutes (net time) to register for this event. 

(Q) Does all the information I submit need to be accurate?
(A) Even though registration is expected to fill quickly, please take your time in order ensure that you input your information correctly. Notification emails, including registration confirmation [when applicable] and other mailings contain important race-related information.

(Q) What if I submit my registration form and subsequently realize that I input some of my information incorrectly?
(A) Please contact halfregistration@baa.org in order to edit your submission.

(Q) What happens if I am accepted but a friend or family member who wanted to run is not accepted?
(A) Unfortunately, we cannot add any extra entries to the field. If you are not among the first 3000 entries, and you are not prepared to run without your partners, we recommend that you do not enter the random selection. Registration is non-refundable and you may not defer or transfer your registration. 

(Q) How will I know if I have been accepted in either the first 3000 participants, or through the random selection process?
(A) Participants who are among the first 3000 to register and be accepted will receive a confirmation email by the end of the day on Wednesday, July 16. Registrants who are not among the first 3000 to register and be accepted will be presented with the opportunity to have their entry eligible for the random selection, provided that their entry is submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 16. Both those accepted through the random selection and those not accepted will be notified by Friday, July 18. Again, please enter your contact information correctly - especially your email address - in order to receive notice from the B.A.A.  By the end of the day on Friday, July 18, those who are accepted will be posted to the B.A.A. Half Marathon “entrants” page of the B.A.A. website.

(Q) Will I be notified if I am not accepted among those in the random selection process?
(A) Yes.

(Q) Do I still have to pay if I am not selected?
(A) No. And no additional fee will be imposed for an entry submission into the random selection.

(Q) What happens if I am accepted into the race, but I get injured or am no longer able to compete on October 12?
(A) Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Also, an individual’s entry cannot be deferred to another year.

(Q) Is there another way to enter the B.A.A. Half Marathon if I am not accepted because I am not among the first 3000 to enter on July 16 and if I my submission is not among those which are randomly selected?
(A) Yes. Run with Dana-Farber by registering for the Dana-Farber fundraising team. As the presenting sponsor of the B.A.A. Half Marathon, Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund has a team of runners that will advance cancer research and improve patient care through their fundraising efforts. Go to the following web page for details: http://www.rundanafarber.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1075194&ccp=112822

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.