Boston Marathon Registration Opens Monday! - Running with Miles

Boston Marathon Registration Opens Monday!

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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
Boston Marathon Qualification Times
Age Group Men Women
18-34 3:05 3:35
35-39 3:10 3:40
40-44 3:15 3:45
45-49 3:25 3:55
50-54 3:30 4:00
55-59 3:40 4:10
60-64 3:55 4:25
65-69 4:10 4:40
70-74 4:25 4:55
75-79 4:40 5:10
80 – over 4:55 5:25
Boston Marathon Registration Dates
Date Time Eligible Entrants
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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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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