Runners who qualify can register online for the 2011 Boston Marathon beginning today.
The BAA said it expects the race field to fill faster than last year, when it took just over two months to reach the maximum number of runners allowed. Registration will be via the BAA's web site.
The 2011 race will be held April 18. Entrants must have reached the BAA's qualifying standard in a USATF-certified marathon held on or after Sept. 20, 2009. Entry fee is $130 for US residents.
Last year, 22,721 runners finished the marathon.
Ages 18-34: 3hrs 10min (men)/3hrs 40min (women)
35-39: 3hrs 15min/3hrs 45min
40-44: 3hrs 20min/3hrs 50min
45-49: 3hrs 30min/4hrs 00min
50-54: 3hrs 35min/4hrs 05min
55-59: 3hrs 45min/4hrs 15min
60-64: 4hrs 00min/4hrs 30min
65-69: 4hrs 15min/4hrs 45min
70-74: 4hrs 30min/5hrs 00min
75-79: 4hrs 45min/5hrs 15min
80 and older: 5hrs 00min/5hrs 30min
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes