Athletic Association Sets Date to Open
for the 2011 Boston Marathon®
BOSTON, Mass. ÛÒ
for the 2011 Boston Marathon® will open on Monday,
October 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
(ET) and will be conducted online at www.baa.org. The 115th Running of the
Boston Marathon will be on Monday, April 18, 2011.
for the Boston Marathon by meeting time standards which correspond to
gender, and the qualifying standards for the 2011 race remain unchanged
recent years. Qualifying standards
for the 2011 Boston Marathon must be met on
or after September 20, 2009 at a
marathon certified by USA Track & Field, the national governing body
sport (or foreign equivalent). Also, the registration fee will remain
for residents of the USA. For last monthÛªs event, the race
filled in just over two months, and the B.A.A. anticipates the maximum
size for the 2011 race also to be reached quickly.
for next yearÛªs Boston Marathon remains as it has been in recent past
2010, the race had 26,790 entrants and 22,721 finishers. Full
information, including a list of qualifying marathons, and a list of the
B.A.A.Ûªs Official Charities for the Boston Marathon is available at www.baa.org.
QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR THE 2011
Age Group Men
80 and older
The B.A.A. has organized the race since the inaugural Boston
1897 when the field consisted of 18
entrants and 10 finishers.
in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a
lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston
Marathon is the
world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local
and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running
Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston
Marathon has been John Hancock