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BAA Marathon Registration Reopens Sept. 15 to Qualifiers

Registration for the 2015
Boston Marathon will reopen on Monday, September 15 to all time qualifiers.

The B.A.A. will accept up to 8,000 additional qualifiers during the next phase of registration.

BOSTON
– Registration
for the 2015 Boston Marathon will reopen on Monday, September 15, 2014
at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue through Wednesday, September 17, 2014
at 5:00 p.m. ET.

During
this period, any eligible qualifier may submit an application for
entry.  Entry is not first-come, first-served during this period.

The
B.A.A. opened registration on September 8 and through the course of
last week accepted entry submissions from qualifiers through a
systematic process by which those who are
among the fastest of all to have achieved the qualifying mark for their
age and gender would be able to enter first. From September 8 through
September 13, the B.A.A. received approximately 16,000 registration
submissions. At the conclusion of the next phase
of registration, the B.A.A. will accept up to 8,000 additional
qualifiers.

Due
to field size limitations, it is possible that not all qualifiers who
submit an entry will be accepted. If more runners apply than can be
accepted, then acceptance will be granted
to the fastest qualifiers among the applicants. Those not accepted for
entry due to field size limitations also will receive an email from the
B.A.A. at the conclusion of the application period.

The
field for the 2015 Boston Marathon will be comprised of more than 80%
qualifiers, which is a percentage equal or greater to recent past
years.  Part of the field is comprised
annually of invitational entries, including allocations reserved for
elite athletes, those running for charitable organizations, sponsors,
and community participation.

The
field size limit for the 2015 Boston Marathon is 30,000 official
entrants.  The field size for the 2013 Boston Marathon was 27,000
official entrants.  Working in collaboration
with the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the course, the
B.A.A. increased the field size for the special 2014 Boston Marathon to
36,000 official entrants. Participants in the 2014 Boston Marathon
fundraised more than $38.4 million to benefit local non-profit
organizations, and the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
estimated the economic impact of the most recent event at $175.8
million.

To view the Boston Marathon’s qualifying standards and registration procedures, click here:

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/qualifying-standards.aspx
.

To read additional details about the B.A.A.’s registration process for the 2015 Boston Marathon, please click here:

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/qualifying-procedure.aspx
.

For athletes with disabilities, please see more specific information on registration for these programs and divisions here:

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/qualifying/athletes-with-disabilities.aspx
.

John Hancock Financial will be the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon for the 30th consecutive year in 2015.  The company’s historic and unprecedented sponsorship
of the race began in 1986.


NOTES:

The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, which is Patriots’ Day in the
Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.

At
the conclusion of this period, those accepted for entry will be
notified via email and their names will be posted to the “Entrants” page
of this website. Entry will be based
on the amount of remaining field size space and an applicant’s
qualifying performance.

The
large volume of applications received combined with the qualifying race
submitted will result in verification and acceptance notification
varying from one individual to another.
Only at the conclusion of the entry period will notification be issued.

It
is not possible for individuals to register prior to achieving the
qualifying performance. Those interested in applying for entry into the
Boston Marathon must first meet the
qualifying standard for their age group and gender prior to submitting
their application.

The
B.A.A. will not predict or provide an anticipated date for when the
race will reach its maximum field of qualified applicants. However, the
B.A.A.’s website and
Facebook page and
Twitter
account will indicate the open or closed status of
registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon, and these pages will be
updated regularly.


About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
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.’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 international marathons in
Tokyo, London,
Berlin, Chicago, and
New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A.
events in 2014. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April
20, 2015. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org. 

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