Pre-Verification

Pre-Verification

 

Pre-Verify Your Boston Marathon Qualifying Time 

NOTE: Pre-verification for the 129th Boston Marathon will be available July 1 through August 9 within Athletes' Village.

In an effort to enhance the Boston Marathon registration experience, the B.A.A. is offering a special pre-verification period from July 1 through August 9 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.  

 

Please note that verifying your qualifying time during the pre-verification period DOES NOT enter you in the Boston Marathon. Rather, it simply allows us to confirm and verify your qualifying time early so that when you submit an application between September 9-13, your qualifying information is already in our system.  

 

HOW TO PRE-VERIFY YOUR QUALIFYING TIME:  

  • Login to the B.A.A.’s Athletes’ Village platform (if you don’t already have a login, create one for free) 
  • On the ‘Home’ page within Athletes’ Village, click the icon that says ‘Are You Boston Qualified? Submit Your Time Here’ 
  • Proceed through the form and enter your qualifying time information (including your race name, finish time, and place) 
  • Once you complete the form, we will process and verify your submitted qualifying time so that it appears within your registration application in September. Don’t forget: even if your time is verified, you must still submit a registration application between September 9-13. 
    • Please note that the verification process can take up to a month to process, especially for times from recent races. If your time isn’t auto-verified by September, not to worry: you’ll still be able to complete the registration application and will be able to input your qualifying time on the registration form.
    • Athletes may only submit one time for pre-verification. If you run a faster qualifying time before September 13, you may submit that time within your 129th Boston Marathon race application. 
  • Once your time is verified, you’ll receive an email notice from the B.A.A. 
  • The pre-verification form will close in August. 

 

WHAT’S NEXT:  

Once you’ve submitted your qualifying time for pre-verification, mark your calendars for September 9-13. During that time period, submit your application for entry into the 129th Boston Marathon through Athletes’ Village

Boston Marathon 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.  

Qualifying standards for the 129th Boston Marathon can be found here. Qualifiers may submit an application at any point during the registration window. Achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee acceptance into the Boston Marathon. Those who are fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted. All applicants will receive notice of acceptance or non-acceptance in October.