The Boston Athletic Association will celebrate the 127th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Qualifier registration is now closed for the 2023 Boston Marathon. 2023 Boston Marathon registration will not re-open to qualifiers.

Qualifier Acceptances Announced for 127th Boston Marathon

  • Registration for the 127th Boston Marathon occurred Monday, September 12 at 10 a.m. ET through Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. ET.
  • Registration took place entirely within the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village
  • All applications and qualifying times submitted between September 12-16 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 12-16 was 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.
  • 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.
  • Click here to view Boston Marathon qualifying standards. The qualifying window for the the 127th Boston Marathon opened on September 1, 2021.
  • The entry fee for qualifiers was $225 USD for United States residents and $235 USD for international residents.
  • The B.A.A. encourages all participants to be fully up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations prior to participating in the 127th Boston Marathon. At this time, proof of vaccination will not be required for participation in the 2023 Boston Marathon. However, all participants are expected to follow B.A.A. protocols and procedures related to COVID-19 mitigation and public health including, but not limited to, potential proof of negative testing, potential proof of vaccination, and wearing a face mask in designated areas. B.A.A. COVID-19 mitigation efforts are subject to change and will be guided by policies and procedures established by the CDC, state, and local public health officials in the lead up to April’s event.
  • For the third straight year, participants will have the opportunity to purchase registration insurance 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 cannot be transferred, deferred to a future year, and only those who elect to purchase registration insurance may be eligible for refunds.
  • In continuance of the B.A.A.’s support of Ukraine, residents of Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to enter the Boston Marathon. Russian and Belarusian citizens who are not current residents of either country may still compete, however will not be able to run under the flag of either country.
Non-Binary Athletes

The Boston Athletic Association is currently working on expanding opportunities for non-binary athletes at our events, including the upcoming 2023 Boston Marathon. While we do not currently have qualifying standards for non-binary athletes, we are working on ways non-binary participants are accepted into the event. 

Non-binary athletes who have completed a marathon as a non-binary participant during the current qualifying window (September 1, 2021 through September 16, 2022) may submit an entry application into the 2023 Boston Marathon between September 12-16, 2022. Entry into the event will be determined by an athlete’s submitted time and based on the Boston Marathon’s overall field size limit. The Boston Marathon registration application will feature the option to select non-binary in regards to gender. 

Discussions are ongoing with non-binary athletes in an effort to further promote inclusion at all B.A.A. events.

With this being our first year, we do not yet have enough data to establish non-binary qualifying times. Therefore, we will use the times listed here, as they are inclusive of the qualifying times for the two existing divisions. As we prepare for future races, participants can expect non-binary times to be updated accordingly. We view this first year as an opportunity to learn and grow together.