The Boston Athletic Association will celebrate the 129th running of the Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America on Monday, April 21, 2025.

Qualifier registration will open on Monday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will close on Friday, September 13, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET within Athletes' Village. Any athlete who has achieved a currently valid Boston Marathon qualifying time may submit a registration application during Registration Week, September 9-13.


In an effort to enhance the Boston Marathon registration experience, the B.A.A. is offering a special pre-verification period beginning July 1 for 129th Boston Marathon qualifying times. Athletes who plan to register for the 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America between September 9-13 may take part in this pre-verification, helping to expedite your registration application in September.  



Registration will be held within the B.A.A.’s online platform Athletes' Village. Registration is not on a first-come, first-served basis, and applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 13.

The 2025 Boston Marathon qualifying window began on September 1, 2023, and will close at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 13. If space is still available after the conclusion of Registration Week, registration will re-open on Monday, September 16.

Athletes who have currently active finisher streaks of 10 or more Boston Marathons will have an opportunity to register early between August 26-30, 2024. More details will be sent to these athletes over the summer months.

Click here to view qualifying standards and qualifying information

Athletes are asked not to contact the B.A.A. to check on the status of their entry unless requested to do so by a member of our Athlete Services team.

The qualifying window for the 130th Boston Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 20, 2026, will begin on September 1, 2024. Registration details for that race will be announced following the 2025 Boston Marathon.

  • Registration for the 129th Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET and close on Friday, September 13, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Registration will take place entirely within the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village
  • All applications and qualifying times submitted between September 9-13 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 September 9-13 is not first-come, first-served.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance once the B.A.A. has verified all qualifying times and applications. This will likely be in early October.
  • If your application is accepted, only then will your credit card be charged the non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferable entry fee. You may notice a preauthorization draft on your credit card statement. This authorization will be removed within seven to 10 business days. The actual charge will not appear on your credit card until your entry has been verified and accepted, and you've received a confirmation of acceptance email. The preauthorization does not constitute acceptance into the race. Only athletes who are accepted into the Boston Marathon will be charged the entry fee.
  • Please do not email the B.A.A. asking for a status update regarding your qualifying time verification or registration application. A member of our Athlete Services team will email you if we have any questions regarding your time.
  • Due to field size limitations, achieving one's qualifying standard does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit a registration application.
  • Click here to view Boston Marathon qualifying standards. The qualifying window for the the 129th Boston Marathon opened on September 1, 2023.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to purchase registration protection at the point of registration. Participants who elected to purchase registration insurance, offered by RegShield, will be able to have entry fees 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 are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferable except for deferral requests made through the B.A.A.'s pregnancy and postpartum deferment policy. Only those who elect to purchase registration insurance may be eligible for refunds.
Non-Binary Athletes

The Boston Athletic Association is actively working on expanding opportunities for non-binary athletes at our events, including the Boston Marathon.

The times listed here will serve as non-binary qualifying times, as they are inclusive of the qualifying times for the two existing men's and women's divisions. As we prepare for future races, participants can expect non-binary times to be updated accordingly.