It is that time of year! The clock is quickly ticking down until the first entrants for the Boston Marathon can begin their registration process. It was only a few years ago that the time for the Boston Marathon registration stretched all the way into March. In fact, there was a marathon just before the registration deadline called the Last Chance Marathon to give runners seeking a Boston qualifier one last chance to get into the most heralded of marathons a few weeks before the race occurred! Now, we have the tiered entry system that is graded to the qualifying time within each age group – and this is after they already made the entry times more difficult!
So, you have your Boston qualifying time – what should you be expecting and what is the calendar of entry like for next week?
- Race Day – April 21, 2014
- Race Fee – $175 for US residents, $225 for international residents
- Qualification window for 2014 Boston – September 22, 2012 – registration closes
- Registration Application – BAA
- Field size – 36,000 runners
|80 – over||4:55||5:25|
|September 9||10:00AM||Runners who beat the qualifying time by 20 minutes or more|
|September 11||10:00AM||Runners who beat the qualifying time by 10 minutes or more|
|September 13||10:00AM||Runners who beat the qualifying time by 5 minutes or more|
|September 16||10:00AM||Runners who ran a qualifying time|
|September 20||5:00PM||Registration closes|
|September 23||10:00AM||Registration reopens (if space exists) for qualifying runers|
So, get ready to enter next week! Hopefully, I will have a BQ time at some point – whether I get faster or older! 🙂
For posts about travel for Boston, check out these hotel posts: Start Planning Your Boston Marathon Trip – SPG Edition, Start Planning Your Boston Marathon Trip – Hyatt Edition.
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