Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon registration dates, qualifying standards announced

Boston Marathon 2016
Elite women start in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Bill Greene/The Boston Globe

Mark your calendars, registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 12, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

But registration for qualified runners is not first come, first serve. The process will be the same as last year, with the fastest qualifiers allowed to register first.

Registration will open at 10 a.m., beginning with the fastest qualifiers, and continue on a rolling admission schedule, the BAA said. The qualification window for the 2017 race began on September 19, 2015.

Registration is held entirely online. The admission fee is $185 for U.S. resident qualifiers and $250 for international residents.

The 2017 Boston Marathon will be run on April 17.


Registration schedule

September 12: Runners 20 minutes or faster than their age group qualifying standard. Registration opens at 10 a.m.

September 14: Runners 10 minutes faster than their age group qualifying standard.

September 16: Runners Five minutes faster than their age group qualifying standard.

September 17: Registration closes at 10 p.m.

September 19: If space remains, registration re-opens for all qualifiers.

September 21: Registration closes at 5 p.m.

September 26: If space remains, registration will re-open on a first come, first served basis to anyone who meets the qualifying standard of their age group.

Qualifying standards by age group


Boston Marathon 2016 age qualifiers


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