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B.A.A. Boston Marathon Registration Opens Sept. 9

 2014
Boston Marathon Registration TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 9.

 

Field SIZE SET AT 36,000 OFFICIAL ENTRANTS FOR 2014 Race.

 

 

BOSTON
— Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will open on Monday,
September 9, 2013 at 10:00
a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified
runners as it used in the 2012 and 2013 Marathons, allowing the fastest
qualifiers to register first.

 

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began last year on September 22,
2012.

 

In
addition, in cooperation with the
Commonwealth of
Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon
route, the B.A.A. has set the field size for the 2014 Boston Marathon at
36,000 official entrants.  The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday,
April 21, 2014 and will mark the 29th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial Services as its principal sponsor.

 

Registration
will occur on a ‰ÛÏrolling admission‰Û schedule, beginning with the
fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 9, eligible runners who have
met the qualifying standard for
their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday,
September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open
for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more.
If space remains, registration will open
on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their
qualifying standard by five minutes or more. Registration will close on
Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

 

If
space remains after the first week of registration (Monday, September 9
through Saturday, September 14), then registration will re-open for all
qualifiers from Monday, September
16 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET. If
space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 23
registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards.
Registration will remain open until the maximum
field size is reached.

 

‰ÛÏThe
B.A.A. is aware of the significantly increased interest in registering
for the 2014 Boston Marathon,‰Û said B.A.A. Executive Director
Tom Grilk. ‰ÛÏThe rolling admission schedule will provide runners with the
fastest qualifying times in their age and gender group the ability to
have their entry accepted in an orderly and systematic manner.  We
understand
many marathoners and qualifiers want to run Boston in 2014, and we
appreciate the support and patience that the running community has
demonstrated because of the bombings that occurred this past
Spring.‰Û

 

The
registration process ensures that the fastest qualifiers will be
accepted first.  However, achieving one‰Ûªs qualifying standard does not
guarantee entry. Those who are the fastest
among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be
accepted.

 

The registration fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $175 USD for
United States residents and $225 USD for international residents.

 

A
special registration period for the 2013 Boston Marathon began on
August 19 and concludes today (August 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET) for 2013
Boston Marathon starters who reached the half
marathon checkpoint or later but did not have the opportunity to cross
the finish line on
Boylston Street. Those 5624 runners were contacted by the B.A.A. via
email; thus far, more than 4,500 entries have been received.

 

For
the last several months, the B.A.A. has worked with state and municipal
agencies and public safety officials to establish a field size of
36,000 entrants for the 2014 Boston
Marathon. In 1996, the Centennial Boston Marathon had a field size of
38,708 entrants and 35,868 finishers.
“Interested runners have
been remarkably respectful and cooperative as we worked towards what
will be an important day in the history of the race, the sport and the
City of
Boston,‰Û said Grilk. ‰ÛÏThe B.A.A. offers special thanks and gratitude to
the town, city and state officials for the cooperation and allowances
needed to conduct a special race of this size and scope.”

 

 

BOSTON
MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES:

  • Monday, September 9 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
  • Wednesday,
    September 11 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10
    minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 13 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).
  • Monday, September 16 – All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 20 – Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • If
    space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 23
    registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards
    on a first come, first served basis. Registration will remain open
    until the maximum field size is reached.

 

 

A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The 2014 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014.
  • The
    qualifying standards for the 2014 Boston Marathon, shown below, are the
    same as the qualifying standards for the 2013 Boston Marathon.
  • There is no 59 second ‰ÛÏcushion‰Û allowed for qualifying times for the 2014 Boston Marathon.
  • 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 email registrants upon the completion of their form,
    runners are not officially entered into the race until their qualifying
    time is verified. This length of time may vary and can be as long as
    several days, depending on the qualifying marathon.
  • The
    qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began on Saturday,
    September 22, 2012 and will remain open until the conclusion of
    registration.
     
  • The qualification window for the 2015 Boston Marathon will begin on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
  • Registration dates for the 2015 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.
  • The
    qualifying standards for the 2015 Boston Marathon, shown below, are the
    same as the qualifying standards for the 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathon.
     
  • The 2015 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015.

 

 

2014
BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING STANDARDS 
(effective September 22, 2012)

All standards below are based on official submitted net time.

 

AGE GROUP

MEN

WOMEN

18-34

3hrs 05min 00sec

3hrs 35min 00sec

35-39

3hrs 10min 00sec

3hrs 40min 00sec

40-44

3hrs 15min 00sec

3hrs 45min 00sec

45-49

3hrs 25min 00sec

3hrs 55min 00sec

50-54

3hrs 30min 00sec

4hrs 00min 00sec

55-59

3hrs 40min 00sec

4hrs 10min 00sec

60-64

3hrs 55min 00sec

4hrs 25min 00sec

65-69

4hrs 10min 00sec

4hrs 40min 00sec

70-74

4hrs 25min 00sec

4hrs 55min 00sec

75-79

4hrs 40min 00sec

5hrs 10min 00sec

80 and over

4hrs 55min 00sec

5hrs 25min 00sec

An
additional 59 seconds will NOT be accepted for each age group time
standard. That is, there is no cushion or flexibility with the minimum
qualifying
time for purposes of qualification eligibility.

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