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

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The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, sponsored by John Hancock for the 34th consecutive year. Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org.

The qualification window for the 2018 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 16, 2017. 

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards that correspond to their age and gender. The qualifying times for the 2019 Boston Marathon remain unchanged from recent years.

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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, 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 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 (Sept. 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, 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, or until Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

“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. “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, due to field size limitations. Those who are fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted.

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Working in co-operation 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.

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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.

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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

 

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