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Boston Marathon Online Registration Starts Today (Monday, Sept. 11) for Field of 30,000

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018 BOSTON MARATHON OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

 

Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 122nd running on April 16

BOSTON — Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 11, 2017 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 through 2017 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org, and qualifying performances run since September 17, 2016 may be submitted for entry.

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 2018 Boston Marathon at 30,000 official entrants. The 122nd annual race will mark the 33rd consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock as its principal sponsor.

 

2018 BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

•         Monday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Runners who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more may apply for entry.

•         Wednesday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Runners who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or more may apply for entry (if space remains).

•         Friday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Runners who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more may apply for entry (if space remains).

•         Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET: Registration closes for the first week.

•         Monday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET: All runners who have met the qualifying standard may apply for entry (if space remains).

•         Wednesday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET: Registration closes for the second week.

If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 25 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 (www.BAA.org), Facebook page and Twitter account will provide updates throughout the registration process, and will answer many frequently asked questions during this time period. These pages will be continuously updated throughout registration.

The registration fee for the 2018 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $185 USD for United States residents and $250 USD for international residents.

 

 

QUALIFYING TIMES

Applicants for the 2018 Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender in a certified marathon on or after September 17, 2016. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete’s application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day (April 16, 2018). All standards below are based on official submitted net time, and age groups are determined based on a participant’s age on Boston Marathon race day.

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 Athletes with Disabilities who wish to participate in the wheelchair division, visually impaired division, handcycle program, and mobility impaired program (including duo teams) will open on Monday, October 16, 2017 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. 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 athletes participate in B.A.A. events each year. The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

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