Boston Athletic Association Opens
Boston Marathon Registration on September
BOSTON ÛÓ The Boston Athletic Association
(B.A.A.) today issued a reminder that registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon
will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, September 12, 2011. Its new registration
process will allow the fastest qualifiers to register first, and the
registration period will continue for two weeks, or until the field size is
reached. Race registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org.
On Monday, September 12, eligible
runners who’ve met the qualifying standards for their age and gender by 20
minutes or more may register. On September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET registration will
open for those who have met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more (if
space remains), and on Friday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET (if space remains),
registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by five
minutes or more.
Registration will close from
Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 p.m., ET and, (if space remains) will re-open on
Monday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET to all qualifiers until September 23 at
5:00 p.m. ET. Those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their
age and gender will be accepted.
Boston Marathon Registration Dates
Monday, September 12
Qualifiers 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster
Wednesday, September 14 Qualifiers 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster, (if space
Friday, September 16
Qualifiers 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster, (if space
Monday, September 19
All qualifiers, (if space remains)
Friday, September 23
A few important
- The 2012
Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012.
- The field
size for the 2012 Boston Marathon will not represent a significant increase
from recent years.
qualifying standards for the 2012 Boston Marathon have not changed from recent
- The 59
seconds which had been given to runners in years past is only applicable for
week two qualifiers (September 19 ÛÓ September 23).
- If space
remains available after the two week process, registration will remain open to
any qualifier on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size
- The B.A.A.
will make an announcement if the field size limit is reached prior to the
conclusion of the registration period.
- Though the
B.A.A. will e-mail registrants upon the completion of their form, runners are
not officially entered into the race until their qualifying time is verified.
This can take a matter of seconds or days depending on the race.
qualification window for the 2013 Boston Marathon will begin on Saturday,
September 24, or as soon as 2012 registration closes.
qualifying standards for the 2013 Boston Marathon are five minutes more
stringent than the standards for the 2012 race, as shown
2012 Boston Marathon Qualifying
80 and over
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, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon,
and the ING New York City Marathon.