The first week of registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon is now complete and the second week opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. for anyone who has met the qualifying standard.
Last week's registration period was for runners who had the fastest qualifying times within their qualifying standard, and the field has not been filled, according to the Boston Athletic Association.
"We are very pleased that the opportunity to enter the 2012 Boston Marathon remains open to yet more athletes who have trained so hard and run so well over the past 18 months," said BAA Executive Director Tom Grilk in a news release on Sunday. "It is both humbling and motivating to us at the BAA that people want to come run in Boston. Everyone who qualifies for the Boston Marathon has our enormous respect, and we appreciate the cooperation marathoners have displayed through the implementation of our new registration process."
This week's registration, which is conducted at the BAA web site and ends Friday at 5 p.m., is not first-come, first-served, and runners will receive notices via email on whether they've been accepted into next year's marathon, which will be held April 16, 2012.
- 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