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Registration for 2011 B.A.A. Boston Marathon Opens Monday, Oct. 18

B.A.A. anticipates unprecedented interest in 115th running;
field is expected to fill quickly.

 

BOSTON, Mass. ‰ÛÓ Registration 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: Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Entrants qualify for the Boston
Marathon by meeting the B.A.A.’s time standards which correspond to age and
gender, and the qualifying standards for the 2011 race remain unchanged from
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 for the sport (or foreign equivalent). Also, the
registration fee will remain at $130 USD for residents of the
USA.

 

John Hancock Financial is the
principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for the 26th consecutive
year. During that time, the race has grown from 4,904 entrants in 1986 to 26,790
entrants (22,721 finishers) in 2010. The field size for 2011 will remain the
same as in 2010. The B.A.A. has organized the race since the inaugural Boston
Marathon in 1897 when the field consisted of 15 starters and 10
finishers.

 

For the 2010 Boston Marathon, the
race filled in just over two months. The B.A.A. anticipates the maximum field
size for the 2011 race will be reached faster than last year, and those who have
met the qualifying standards are encouraged to enter early.

 

Full registration information,
including a list of qualifying marathons, and a list of the B.A.A.’s Official
Charities for the Boston Marathon is available at http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.

 

 

QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR THE 2011
BOSTON MARATHON

 

Age Group                     Men
                            
Women

18-34                           
3hrs 10min                   
3hrs 40min

35-39                           
3hrs 15min                   
3hrs 45min

40-44                           
3hrs 20min                   
3hrs 50min

45-49                           
3hrs 30min                   
4hrs 00min

50-54                           
3hrs 35min                   
4hrs 05min

55-59                           
3hrs 45min                   
4hrs 15min

60-64                           
4hrs 00min                   
4hrs 30min

65-69                           
4hrs 15min                   
4hrs 45min

70-74                           
4hrs 30min                   
5hrs 00min

75-79                           
4hrs 45min                   
5hrs 15min

80 and older                 
5hrs 00min                   
5hrs 30min

 

 

The 2011 Boston Marathon will follow
the historic, 26.2 mile, point-to-point course which begins in the Town of
Hopkinton, includes Ashland, Framingham,
Natick, Wellesley,
Newton, and Brookline, and finishes in Boston’s Back Bay at
Copley
Square.

 

Established
in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy
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 events
and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs.
Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston
Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The
Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon
Majors along with the Virgin London Marathon,
real,- Berlin Marathon, Bank of
America Chicago Marathon, and the ING New York
City Marathon.

 

 

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