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Registration for Boston Marathon Opens Monday, 9-14

 

BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION   185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor   Boston, Massachusetts 02116   617-236-1652  
www.baa.org

 

September 8, 2015

 

Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 120th running of event.

BOSTON
— Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon opens 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 in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at
www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2016 Boston Marathon began last year on September 13, 2014.

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 2016 Boston Marathon at 30,000 official entrants. The
120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 and will
mark the 31st consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.

 

2016 BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

  • Monday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more
    may submit their application for entry.
     
  • Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or
    more may submit their application for entry (if space remains).
     
  • Friday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more may
    submit their application for entry (if space remains).
     
  • Saturday, September 19: Registration closes for the first week at 10:00 p.m. ET.
     
  • Monday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET: All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard may submit their application
    for entry (if space remains).
     
  • Wednesday, September 23: Registration closes for the second week at 5:00 p.m. ET.
     
  • If
    space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 28
    at 10:00 a.m. ET registration will reopen 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.

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,
Facebook page and
Twitter

account will indicate the open or closed status of registration for the
2016 Boston Marathon, and these pages will be updated regularly.

 

The registration fee for the 2016 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $180 USD for United States residents and $240
USD for international residents.

 

QUALIFYING TIMES

 

Potential
qualifiers for the 2016 Boston Marathon must meet the designated time
standard that corresponds with their age group and gender in a
certified marathon on or after September 13, 2014 and prior to
submitting an entry application. Proof of qualification must accompany
each athlete’s application, and participants are required to be 18
years or older on race day. 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


ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES – QUALIFYING TIMES & REGISTRATION DATES

Registration for individuals who wish to participate among the
wheelchair division, visually impaired division, and mobility impaired
program (including duo teams) will open on Monday, October 5, 2015 at
10:00 a.m. ET. Registration for these groups will occur on a “rolling
admission schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. For more
information,

click here
.

 

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,
including high performance athletes and running club. Since 1986, the
principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock
Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon
Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin,
Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate
in B.A.A. events in 2015. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on
Monday, April 18, 2016. For more information on the B.A.A., please
visit
www.baa.org.

 

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