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Boston Marathon Announces 2017 Registration Dates

B.A.A. Announces 2017 Boston Marathon Registration Dates

 

Registration Opens Monday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. ET

 

BOSTON – Registration
for the 2017 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 12, 2016, at
10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register
qualified runners as it has used
in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and
age group to register first.

 

The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriots‰Ûª Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for the 32nd 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 2017 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

 

To qualify for the
Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards which correspond to
age and gender. The qualifying times for the 2017 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 12, eligible runners who have met the
qualifying standard for their age
and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September
14, 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 16, 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 17, at 10:00 p.m. ET.

 

If space remains after
the first week of registration (Monday, September 12, through Saturday,
September 17), then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from
Monday, September 19, at
10:00 a.m. ET through Wednesday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET. As
during the first week of registration, entry during this period (Sept.
19-21) 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 26, 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.

 

‰ÛÏWe at the B.A.A. are
inspired by the dedication and commitment displayed by thousands of
athletes each year aiming to meet the Boston Marathon qualifying
standards,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A.
Executive Director. “The Boston Marathon is the oldest consecutively
run marathon in the world, and for many distance runners represents the
crowning achievement of their running careers.”

 

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 2017 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $185.00 USD for United
States residents and $250.00 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 2017 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 and 2016 Boston Marathons
had field sizes of 30,000 official entrants.

 

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

·        
Monday, September 12 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.

·        
Wednesday, September 14 – Qualifiers who have met
the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space
remains).

·        
Friday, September 16 – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).

·        
Saturday, September 17 – Registration closes at 10:00 p.m. ET.

·        
Monday, September 19 – All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.

·        
Wednesday, September 21 – Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. ET.

·        
Registration from September 19-21 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 26 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 2017 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriots‰Ûª Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

·        
The qualifying standards for the 2017 Boston Marathon, shown below, remain unchanged from recent years.

·        
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 2017 Boston
Marathon began on Saturday, September 19, 2015, and will remain open
until the conclusion of registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

·        
The qualification window for the 2018 Boston Marathon will be announced during registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

·        
Registration dates for the 2018 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.

·        
The 2018 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018.

 

2017 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING STANDARDS

(Effective Saturday, September 19, 2015)

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

      

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

 

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.‰Ûªs
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
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 2016. The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit
www.baa.org.

 

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