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2019 B.A.A. Boston Marathon Registration Dates Set

B.A.A. Announces 2019 Boston Marathon Registration Dates

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

BOSTON – Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Boston Athletic Association will use the same process to register qualified open runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For the 34th consecutive year the Boston Marathon will be sponsored by John Hancock. Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2019 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards which correspond to their age and gender. The qualifying times for the 2019 Boston Marathon remain unchanged from recent years and are listed on the B.A.A.’s website.

Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 10, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more. Registration will open on Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standard by five minutes or more. Registration will close for week one on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

If space remains after the first week of registration (September 10-15), then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Wednesday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET. As during the first week of registration, entry during this period (September 17-19) 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 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET, registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open for valid qualifiers on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum field size is reached, or until Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Registration for Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) programs and divisions will open on Monday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will follow the same registration timeline detailed above. If space remains beyond Monday, September 24, then registration for AWD programs/divisions will be first-come, first-served for qualified applicants until each respective division/program is filled, or until Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET when AWD registration closes. AWD divisions/programs include the push rim wheelchair division, visually impaired division, mobility impaired program, handcycle program, and duo team program. AWD eligibility criteria and qualifying standards can be found on the B.A.A. website. Further details will be communicated leading up to registration on www.baa.org.

“Each year, the devotion, determination, and commitment by those aiming to participate in the Boston Marathon is truly inspiring,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer. “As the oldest consecutively run marathon in the world, we are grateful that so many athletes aim to achieve their athletic goals on the roads from Hopkinton to Boston. Each year we add a page to the Boston Marathon’s storied history thanks to the many participants from around the world.”

The Boston Marathon registration process ensures that the fastest qualifiers will be accepted first. However, achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee acceptance into the Boston Marathon due to field size limitations. Those who are fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted.

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 2019 Boston Marathon this summer. The 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Boston Marathons had field sizes of 30,000 official entrants.

 

BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES

 

  • Monday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. ET – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. ET – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or more (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. – Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more (if space remains).
  • Saturday, September 15, 10:00 p.m. ET – Week One registration closes.
  • Monday, September 17. 10:00 a.m. ET – All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 5:00 p.m. ET – Week Two registration closes.
    • Registration from September 10-19 will not be first-come, first-served.
    • The fastest qualifiers in gender and age groups will be given entry as space allows.
  • Monday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. ET: If space remains after the first two weeks of registration, then 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.
  • Registration for all qualified applicants will close when the maximum field size is reached, or until Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES

 

  • The 2019 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • The qualifying standards for the 2019 Boston Marathon (shown below) remain unchanged from recent years.
  • Though the B.A.A. will e-mail registrants upon the completion of their registration form, runners are not officially entered into the race until their qualifying time is verified. The amount of time it takes for qualifying times to get verified varies for each individual athlete and can take up to several days (depending on the qualifying marathon).
  • The qualification window for the 2019 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017, and will remain open until the conclusion of registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon.
  • The qualification window for the 2020 Boston Marathon will be announced following registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon.
  • Registration dates and qualifying standards for the 2020 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.
  • The 2020 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020.

 

2019 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Effective Saturday, September 16, 2017)

 

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.’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. 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 2018. The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

 

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