REGISTRATION

The Boston Athletic Association will celebrate the milestone 125th running of the Boston Marathon both as an in-person race (Monday, October 11) and virtual race (October 8-10). Registration information for both the in-person and virtual Boston Marathon can be found below.

IMPORTANT NOTES - Registration for In-Person Boston Marathon
  • The registration window for the in-person 125th Boston Marathon is Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00AM ET until Friday, April 23 at 5:00PM ET. Athletes who have a currently valid qualifying time may submit an application during this time.
  • Registration will take place entirely within the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village. We encourage all athletes to create their Athletes’ Village profile before the registration window opens on April 20.
  • All applications and qualifying times submitted between April 20 and April 23 will be verified and ranked by the B.A.A. based on the amount of time an athlete has run under their respective qualifying standard.
  • Registration from April 20-23 is not first-come, first-served.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance in early May once the B.A.A. has verified all qualifying times and applications.
  • Click here to view Boston Marathon qualifying standards. The qualifying window for the the 125th Boston Marathon opened on September 15, 2018.
  • Entry fees for the in-person 125th Boston Marathon for qualifiers will remain $205.00 USD for United States residents and $255.00 USD for international residents. There will be an additional fee of $25.00 USD for all entrants which will support efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 including additional precautions focused on the health and safety of participants, volunteers, vendors, staff, community members, and the general public.
  • Applicants who are not accepted into the in-person Boston Marathon and want to run the virtual race will have the opportunity to register for the virtual event.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to purchase registration insurance at the point of registration. Participants who elect to purchase registration insurance, offered by RegShield, will be able to have entry fees and the COVID-19 health and safety fee refunded for multiple reasons including loss of job, pregnancy, illness, and injury. Refunds may only be eligible for those who purchase the insurance policy at the point of registration.
  • Entries in the Boston Marathon cannot be transferred, deferred to a future year, and only those who elect to purchase registration insurance may be eligible for refunds.
  • Participants in the in-person race may be expected to produce up to two negative COVID-19 tests prior to Monday, October 11, regardless of vaccination status, in order to mitigate spread to participants and community members. The B.A.A. will continue to follow the data and science and will share more information in the coming months on testing timelines and requirements.

QUALIFY

Registration for the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon is Now Open! 
  • Registration for the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon is now open within the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village. Once logged in to your Athletes' Village account, click the 'Register Here' button to complete the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon entry application. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from the B.A.A. with your Reference ID number. 
  • Registration will be open to the first 70,000 entrants. Athletes do not need a qualifying time to register for the virtual Boston Marathon, though must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants who are not accepted into the in-person Boston Marathon and want to run the virtual race will have the opportunity to register for the virtual event.
  • Two registration packages are available for the Virtual 125th Boston Marathon: 

Start Line Package ($75 USD; $95 USD for international residents)—includes virtual race entry, unicorn finisher’s medal, virtual toolkit, forthcoming virtual mobile app, and access to an exclusive group within the Athletes’ Village community

SOLD OUT: 125th Celebration Package ($125 USD; $145 USD for international residents)*—includes virtual race entry, unicorn finisher’s medal, long sleeve adidas participant shirt, virtual toolkit, forthcoming virtual mobile app, access to an exclusive group within the Athletes’ Village community, and a portion of this entry fee will be distributed to the nonprofits that comprise the B.A.A.'s 2021 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program and to support nonprofits in the Greater Boston area whose missions focus on health and wellness.

*while supplies last; sold out on Wednesday, March 31 

To account for shipping, handling, and fees, international athletes will be charged an additional $20.

Click here to view a list of common Virtual 125th Boston Marathon questions and answers.