Registration for 129th Boston Marathon® presented by Bank of America to Open September 9-13, 2024

B.A.A. Running Week Continues with Public Events in Boston through Wednesday. Join us for Group Runs, Photo Ops & Fun!

BOSTON—The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that registration for the 129th Boston Marathon® presented by Bank of America, will take place over five days, September 9–13, 2024, within The field size for the 129th Boston Marathon, to be run on Monday, April 21, 2025, will be 30,000 participants.

“While race day may still be ten months away, we’re eager to welcome runners from across the nation and around the world for the 129th running of the Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America,” said Jack Fleming, President and CEO of the B.A.A. “History was made at the 2024 race on Patriots’ Day, with a course record set and groundbreaking fundraising totals achieved. We’ll look to build upon these milestones in April 2025, and celebrate the newest group of Boston Marathoners from Hopkinton to Boston. September’s registration is the first step towards reaching the starting line.”

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. Any athlete who has achieved a currently valid Boston Marathon qualifying time may submit a registration application during Registration Week, September 9-13.

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.

Qualifying standards for the 129th Boston Marathon can be found here; qualifying standards across all divisions will remain the same as they were for the 2024 Boston Marathon. 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 if applications exceed capacity.

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.

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.

B.A.A. Running Week Continues with community events through Wednesday

The B.A.A. has extended the idea of Global Running Day (Wednesday, June 5) to a week for the first time beginning this year, furthering opportunities to run for fun during each of five consecutive days to begin the month of June.

Team B.A.A. will be present and running in an inviting, fun and relaxed way – with relaxed and easy paces -- at several events each day over the course of the week in Boston. Running week will feature photo opportunities with the Boston Marathon Champions’ Trophy, free giveaways, and the opportunity for casual meet-ups with fellow runners.

A detailed schedule of events can be found below while daily updates and key information will be shared across the B.A.A.’s social media channels (Instagram, X/Twitter, Facebook, and Tik Tok).


6:00 p.m. – Charles River Run with Team B.A.A.

Join the B.A.A. for an evening run along the Charles River! At 6:00 p.m., staff and runners from the B.A.A. will meet at the Arthur Fiedler Statue on the Esplanade to begin a casual run along the Charles River. Giveaways and photo ops with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy will be available, all in celebration of Global Running Day coming up on Wednesday.


6:00 p.m. – Samuel Adams Fun Run

The B.A.A. and Samuel Adams will host a fun, free community run in Jamaica Plain at 6:00 p.m. Log some miles, take pictures with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy, be entered to win fun giveaways, and raise a glass in celebration of Global Running Day. The B.A.A. will also be giving away entries into the Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital to a few lucky runners in attendance. Remember to bring a Government issued ID to enjoy beverages on site (must be 21+ to enjoy). RSVP here.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 | Global Running Day

12:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. -- 6:00 p.m., Boston Marathon Finish Line

The Boston Athletic Association will be announcing some exciting news on Global Running Day! Be on the lookout for a sneak peek on Tuesday, June 4, with a grand unveiling on the morning of Global Running Day, June 5.

In celebration of Global Running Day, runners are encouraged to run or walk to the Boston Marathon Finish Line and break the tape along Boylston Street! From 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. outside the Bank of America branch on Boylston Street, the B.A.A. will be handing out exclusive giveaways and celebrating some extra special Global Running Day news. The Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy will be available for photo-ops.

Regardless of where you are, celebrate Global Running Day with the B.A.A.! Wear your Boston Marathon or B.A.A. gear with pride and post online using the hashtag #RunBAA.

Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The next B.A.A. road race on the calendar is the Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Sunday, June 23. Media interested in covering the 2024 Boston 10K may apply for credentials here.


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21, 2025. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit