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B.A.A. Announces 2016 Marathon Registration Dates

B.A.A. Announces 2016 Boston Marathon Registration Dates

 

Registration Opens Monday, September 14, at 10:00 a.m. ET

 

BOSTON – Registration for the 2016 Boston
Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The
B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it
used for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, and 2015,
allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to
register first.

 

The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on
Monday, April 18, 2016, Patriots‰Ûª Day in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, and for the 31st consecutive year the event will be
sponsored by John Hancock Financial. Registration will be held entirely
online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2016 Boston Marathon began on September 13, 2014.

 

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes
must meet time standards which correspond to age and gender. The
qualifying times for the 2016 Boston Marathon remain unchanged from
recent years and are listed on the B.A.A.‰Ûªs website:

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

 

Registration will occur on a ‰ÛÏrolling admission‰Û
schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September
14, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age
and gender by 20 minutes or more may register.
On Wednesday, September 16, 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 18, 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 19, at 10:00 p.m. ET.

 

If space remains after the first week of
registration (Monday, September 14, through Saturday, September 19),
then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September
21, at 10:00 a.m. ET through Wednesday, September 23,
at 5:00 p.m. ET. As during the first week of registration, entry during
this period (Sept. 21-23) will not be first-come, first-served and the
fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group among these submissions
will be given entry as space allows. If
space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 28,
registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards.
Registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis until
the maximum field size is reached.

 

‰ÛÏParticipating in the Boston Marathon is a
pinnacle achievement in the lives of a great many distance runners,‰Û
said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. ‰ÛÏWe are keenly aware of the
dedication and commitment required to meet the B.A.A.‰Ûªs
qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon, and we recognize their
achievement in our registration process.‰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 2016 Boston
Marathon for qualifiers is $180.00 USD for United States residents and
$240.00 USD for international residents.

 

Working in cooperation with the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon
route, the B.A.A. will set and announce the field size for the 2016
Boston Marathon this summer. The 2013 Boston Marathon
had 27,000 official entrants, the special 118th Boston Marathon in 2014
featured a larger field size of 36,000 entrants, and the 2015 Boston
Marathon had a field size of 30,000 official entrants.

 

 

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

 

·        
Monday, September 14 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.

·        
Wednesday, September 16 – Qualifiers who have met
the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space
remains).

·        
Friday, September 18 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).

·        
Saturday, September 19 ‰ÛÒ Registration closes at 10:00 p.m. ET.

·        
Monday, September 21 – All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.

·        
Wednesday, September 23 – Registration closes at
5:00 p.m. ET.  Registration from September 21-23 will not be first-come,
first-served and the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group
among these submissions will be given
entry as space allows.

·        
If space remains after this initial period, then on
Monday, September 28 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 2016 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, Patriots‰Ûª Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

·        
The qualifying standards for the 2016 Boston
Marathon, shown below, are the same as the qualifying standards for the
2013, 2014, and 2015 Boston Marathons.

·        
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 2016 Boston
Marathon began on Saturday, September 13, 2014, and will remain open
until the conclusion of registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon.

·        
The qualification window for the 2017 Boston Marathon will be announced during registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon.

·        
Registration dates for the 2017 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.

·        
The 2017 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017.

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