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The 2016 Boston Marathon Registration Opens To All Qualifiers Today!

The 2016 Boston Marathon is now open for registrations from all qualifiers! Find out what you need to know and where to go from here.

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Last week, the 2016 Boston Marathon registration process opened, but only on a rolling registration for the fastest runners in each qualifying bracket. This week, as has been the tradition over the last few years, that rolling registration process continues and opens to anyone who has qualified for the Boston Marathon. That’s right, as expected, space still remains so time to get in if last week was not open for you!

The 2016 Boston Marathon Registration Opens To All Qualifiers Today!

Now, just because you qualified for the 2016 Boston Marathon does not mean your registration will be accepted. Last year, the eventual cutoff time was a little over a minute faster than the qualifying time for entrants. That means, if it is like last year, if you ran 30 seconds faster than your required qualifying time for the Boston Marathon, you still may not get in!

Even though registration reopens today for all qualifying runners, registering as soon as the online gates open does not guarantee you a spot. It is still going to go by qualifying time, not your registration time. But, certainly go ahead and get your registration in so you do not forget!

So, today registration reopens and is scheduled to close on Wednesday, September 23, at 5:00PM. If space still exists after that, it will reopen again next Monday, September 28.

Boston Marathon Registration Dates
Date Time Eligible Entrants
September 14 10:00AM Runners who beat the qualifying time by 20 minutes or more
September 16 10:00AM Runners who beat the qualifying time by 10 minutes or more
September 18 10:00AM Runners who beat the qualifying time by 5 minutes or more
September 19 10:00PM Registration closes
September 21 10:00AM Runners who ran a qualifying time (if space remains)
September 23 5:00PM Registration closes
September 28 10:00AM Registration reopens (if space exists) for qualifying runers

Here are the times that you must have by age group and gender to enter:

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

2016 Boston Marathon Facts

  • Race Day – April 18, 2016
  • Registration opens – September 14, 10:00AM
  • Race Fee – $180 for US residents, $240 for international residents (up $5 and $15, respectively, from last year)
  • Qualification window for 2016 Boston – September 13, 2014 – registration closes
  • Registration Application – BAA
  • Field size – 30,000 runners

Get your registration in! After that, go over here to find out how you can get to the Boston Marathon for (nearly) free! Also, check back this week for information on how to get some of the best hotels in Boston for free!

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About the author

Charlie

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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