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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPENS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9


BOSTON – Registration for the 2020 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified participants as in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. Registration will be held entirely online at?www.baa.org?and qualifying performances achieved on or after September 15, 2018 may be submitted for entry. The 124th?annual race will mark the 35th?consecutive year that John Hancock will serve as principal sponsor.

2020 BOSTON MARATHON REGISTRATION DATES


  • Monday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Participants who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes or more may apply for entry.
  • Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Participants who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more may apply for entry (if space remains).
  • Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Participants who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes or more?may apply for entry (if space remains).
  • Saturday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET: Registration closes for the first week.
  • Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET: All participants who have met the qualifying standard?may apply for entry (if space remains).
  • Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET: Registration closes for the second week.
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If space remains after September 18, then on Monday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET, registration will reopen to anyone who meets the qualifying standards on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.

Registration for Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs will open on September 9, 2019 and follow the same procedures as detailed above. Registration for Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, and will remain open until the maximum field size is reached or until October 27, 2019.

The Para Athletic Divisions include a competitive wheelchair division for athletes who use racing wheelchairs in track and road racing events and hold a national or?World Para Athletics?classification. Para Athletics Divisions also include competitive opportunities for ambulatory classified Para athletes with vision impairments and athletes who run with prostheses or have an upper limb impairment.

The B.A.A. will not predict or provide an anticipated date for when the race will reach its maximum field of qualified applicants. However, the B.A.A.'s website (www.baa.org),?Facebook?page, and?Twitter?account will provide updates throughout the registration process and will answer many frequently asked questions during this time period. These pages will be continuously updated throughout registration.
The registration fee for the 2020 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $205 USD for United States residents and $255 USD for international residents.

2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPEN DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS -?OPEN DIVISION

Applicants for the 2020 Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender in a certified marathon on or after September 15, 2018. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete's application and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day (April 20, 2020). All standards below are based on official submitted net time and age groups are determined based on a participant’s age on Boston Marathon race day.

Age Group
Men
Women
18-34
3hrs 00min 00sec
3hrs 30min 00sec
35-39
3hrs 05min 00sec
3hrs 35min 00sec
40-44
3hrs 10min 00sec
3hrs 40min 00sec
45-49
3hrs 20min 00sec
3hrs 50min 00sec
50-54
3hrs 25min 00sec
3hrs 55min 00sec
55-59
3hrs 35min 00sec
4hrs 05min 00sec
60-64
3hrs 50min 00sec
4hrs 20min 00sec
65-69
4hrs 05min 00sec
4hrs 35min 00sec
70-74
4hrs 20min 00sec
4hrs 50min 00sec
75-79
4hrs 35min 00sec
5hrs 05min 00sec
80 and over
4hrs 50min 00sec
5hrs 20min 00sec

PARA ATHLETICS DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS -?WHEELCHAIR DIVISION


Class
Age
Men
Women
T53 / T54 / T 34
18 - 39
2hrs 00min 00sec
2hrs 25min 00sec
40 - 49
2hrs 15min 00sec
2hrs 40min 00sec
50 and over
2hrs 30min 00sec
2hrs 55min 00sec

T51 / T52 / T33
18- 39
2hrs 45min 00sec
3hrs 10min 00sec
40 - 49
3hrs 00min 00sec
3hrs 25min 00sec
50 and over
3hrs 15min 00sec
3hrs 40min 00sec

PARA ATHLETICS DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS -?VISION IMPAIRMENT


Class
Age
Men
Women
T13
18 - 39
3hrs 40min 00sec
4hrs 10min 00sec
40 - 49
3hrs 55min 00sec
4hrs 25min 00sec
50 and over
4hrs 15min 00sec
4hrs 45min 00sec




T11 / T12
18- 39
3hrs 50min 00sec
4hrs 20min 00sec
40 - 49
4hrs 05min 00sec
4hrs 35min 00sec
50 and over
4hrs 25min 00sec
4hrs 55min 00sec

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PARA ATHLETICS DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS -?UPPER OR LOWER LIMB IMPAIRMENT


Class
Qualifying Standard (Both Men and Women, Age 18 and over)
T61 – T64
5hrs 40min 00sec
T45 / T46
4hrs 55min 00sec

Visit?Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs of the 2020 Boston Marathon?for eligibility requirements and entry procedures.

IMPORTANT NOTES


  • Though the B.A.A. will notify registrants upon the completion of their registration form, athletes are not officially entered into the race until their qualifying time has been verified. The amount of time it takes for qualifying times to be verified varies for each individual athlete and may take several days.
  • The qualification window for the 2020 Boston Marathon will remain open until the conclusion of registration for the 2020 Boston Marathon.
  • The qualification window for the 125th?Boston Marathon on April 19, 2021 will be announced following registration for the 2020 Boston Marathon.
  • Registration dates and qualifying standards for the 2021 Boston Marathon have not yet been announced.

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.)


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been?John Hancock. The Boston Marathon is part of the?Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 athletes participate in B.A.A. events each year. The 124th?Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit?www.baa.org.

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