The registration period will continue until Friday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. ET, or until the field size is reached. Race registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org.
This registration process, also utilized in 2011, will allow the fastest qualifiers to register first for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon taking place on Monday, April 15, 2013.
The details from the BAA follow:
Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 10, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standards for their age and gender group by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standards by five minutes or more.
Registration will close on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET and, if space remains, will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET. If space remains after this initial two week period, then on Monday, September 24 registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.
The qualifying standards for the 2013 Boston Marathon, shown below, are five minutes more stringent than the standards for the 2012 race. It's the first time since 1990 that the qualifying times have been made more stringent:
Those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted. Accepted athletes will be notified by Oct. 1, 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