PARTICIPATION THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

YEAR PARTICIPANTS YEAR PARTICIPANTS YEAR PARTICIPANTS YEAR PARTICIPANTS
1897 18 1928 285 1959 198 1990 9,412
1898 24 1929 215 1960 197 1991 8,686
1899 17 1930 218 1961 231 1992 9,629
1900 36 1931 228 1962 232 1993 8,930
1901 42 1932 261 1963 285 1994 9,059
1902 50 1933 253 1964 403 1995 9,416
1903 69 1934 239 1965 447 1996 38,708
1904 94 1935 212 1966 540 1997 10,471
1905 84 1936 215 1967 741 1998 11,499
1906 105 1937 195 1968 1,014 1999 12,797
1907 126 1938 209 1969 1,342 2000 17,813
1908 147 1939 215 1970 1,174 2001 15,606
1909 182 1940 195 1971 1,067 2002 16,939
1910 169 1941 156 1972 1,219 2003 20,223
1911 142 1942 144 1973 1,574 2004 20,344
1912 131 1943 113 1974 1,951 2005 20,453
1913 82 1944 80 1975 2,395 2006 22,473
1914 83 1945 90 1976 2,188 2007 23,869
1915 78 1946 116 1977 3,040 2008 25,283
1916 70 1947 184 1978 4,764 2009 26,331
1917 70 1948 193 1979 7,927 2010 26,790
1918 Relay* 1949 187 1980 5,417 2011 26,964
1919 48 1950 167 1981 6,881 2012 26,655
1920 76 1951 191 1982 7,647 2013 26,839
1921 77 1952 198 1983 6,674 2014 35,671
1922 78 1953 198 1984 6,924 2015 30,251
1923 78 1954 176 1985 5,594 2016 30,741
1924 147 1955 210 1986 4,904 2017 30,074
1925 121 1956 211 1987 6,399 2018 30,088
1926 112 1957 180 1988 6,758    
1927 195 1958 203 1989 6,458    

*Due to United States involvement in World War I, a military relay race was held in 1918

GROWTH OF THE FIELD SINCE 1972
YEAR TOTAL ENTRANTS TOTAL MEN TOTAL WOMEN TOTAL FINISHERS TOTAL MEN TOTAL WOMEN
1972 1,219 1,210 9 n/a n/a 8
1973 1,574 1,562 12 n/a n/a 6
1974 1,951 1,905 46 n/a n/a 19
1975 2,365 2,313 52 1,848 1,820 28
1976 2,188 2,110 78 1,161 1,133 28
1977 3,040 2,899 141 2,329 2,227 102
1978 4,764 4,537 227 4,071 3,885 186
1979 7,927 7,400 527 5,958 5,662 296
1980 5,471 5,015 456 3,665 3,428 237
1981 6,881 6,203 678 5,590 5,074 516
1982 7,647 6,780 867 5,046 4,562 484
1983 6,674 5,949 725 5,388 4,833 555
1984 6,924 6,086 838 5,290 4,708 582
1985 5,595 4,894 701 3,931 3,472 459
1986 4,904 4,262 642 3,750 3,294 456
1987 6,399 5,406 993 5,369 4,576 793
1988 6,758 5,665 1,093 5,261 4,472 789
1989 6,458 5,320 1,138 5,104 4,239 865
1990 9,412 7,669 1,743 7,950 6,516 1,434
1991 8,686 7,124 1,562 7,642 6,291 1,351
1992 9,629 7,736 1,893 8,123 6,562 1,561
1993 8,930 7,069 1,861 7,517 6,013 1,504
1994 9,059 7,047 2,012 8,093 6,353 1,740
1995 9,416 7,241 2,175 8,258 6,409 1,849
1996 38,708 29,469 9,239 35,868 27,371 8,497
1997 10,471 7,473 2,998 8,891 6,414 2,477
1998 11,499 7,950 3,549 10,293 7,149 3,144
1999 12,797 8,507 4,290 11,274 7,511 3,763
2000 17,813 11,442 6,371 15,668 10,199 5,469
2001 15,606 9,895 5,711 13,408 8,594 4,814
2002 16,936 10,590 6,346 14,573 9,234 5,339
2003 20,223 12,626 7,597 17,030 10,728 6,302
2004 20,344 12,647 7,697 16,733 10,496 6,237
2005 20,405 12,504 7,901 17,528 10,884 6,644
2006 22,473 13,630 8,843 19,682 12,061 7,621
2007 23,869 14,344 9,525 20,339 12,365 7,974
2008 25,283 14,844 10,439 21,948 13,019 8,929
2009 26,331 15,397 10,934 22,843 13,545 9,298
2010 26,790 15,462 11,328 22,721 13,161 9,560
2011 26,964 15,445 11,462 23,913 13,839 10,074
2012 26,655 15,503 11,152 21,616 12,621 8,995
2013 26,839 15,233 11,606 17,600* 10,649 6,951
2014 35,671 19,572 16,092 31,926 17,582 14,344
2015 30,251 16,500 13,751 26,598 14,580 12,018
2016 30,741 16,629 14,112 26,629 14,463 12,166
2017 30,074 16,376 13,698 26,400 14,431 11,969
TOTAL 660,614 435,447 225,110 554,825 366,425 188,433

*5,633 runners were stopped on the course due to the events that occurred at the finish line.These runners were given projected finish times.