Boston Marathon Registration Open Now Until 9-17 – Field Set At 30,000


Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 123rd running on April 15

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BOSTON — Registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 10, 2018 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 2018 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at, and qualifying performances run since September 16, 2017 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 123rd annual race will mark the 34th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock as its principal sponsor.


Monday, September 10 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 12 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 14 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 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET: Registration closes for the first week.

Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET: All runners who have met the qualifying standard may apply for entry (if space remains).

Wednesday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET: Registration closes for the second week.

If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 24 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.

Registration for Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) Divisions and Programs — Push Rim Wheelchair, Visually Impaired, Mobility Impaired, Handcycle, and Duo Teams — will open on September 10, 2018 and follow the same procedures as detailed above. Registration for AWD Divisions and Programs will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. Refer to AWD Divisions and Programs of the 2019 Boston Marathon for eligibility criteria and qualifying standards.

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 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 2019 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $200 USD for United States residents and $250 USD for international residents.


Applicants for the 2019 Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender in a certified marathon on or after September 16, 2017. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete’s application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day (April 15, 2019). 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.





3hrs 05min 00sec

3hrs 35min 00sec


3hrs 10min 00sec

3hrs 40min 00sec


3hrs 15min 00sec

3hrs 45min 00sec


3hrs 25min 00sec

3hrs 55min 00sec


3hrs 30min 00sec

4hrs 00min 00sec


3hrs 40min 00sec

4hrs 10min 00sec


3hrs 55min 00sec

4hrs 25min 00sec


4hrs 10min 00sec

4hrs 40min 00sec


4hrs 25min 00sec

4hrs 55min 00sec


4hrs 40min 00sec

5hrs 10min 00sec

80 and over

4hrs 55min 00sec

5hrs 25min 00sec


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 athletes participate in B.A.A. events each year. The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit

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