Field size will be 30,000 official entrants for the 120th running of event

09 Sep 2015 11:20
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release
Starting line of the 2010 Boston Marathon
Credit : Kinchan1

BOSTON — Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2016 Boston Marathon began last year on September 13, 2014.
In cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route, the B.A.A. has set the field size for the 2016 Boston Marathon at 30,000 official entrants. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 and will mark the 31st consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.

2016 Boston Marathon Registration Dates

Monday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or more may submit their application for entry.
Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or more may submit their application for entry (if space remains).

Friday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or more may submit their application for entry (if space remains).

Saturday, September 19: Registration closes for the first week at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Monday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET: All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard may submit their application for entry (if space remains).
Wednesday, September 23: Registration closes for the second week at 5:00 p.m. ET.
If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 28 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.

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, Facebook page and Twitter account will indicate the open or closed status of registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon, and these pages will be updated regularly.
The registration fee for the 2016 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $180 USD for United States residents and $240 USD for international residents.

Qualifying Times

Potential qualifiers for the 2016 Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender in a certified marathon on or after September 13, 2014 and prior to submitting an entry application. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete’s application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day. All standards below are based on official submitted net time:

AGE GROUP MEN WOMEN
18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec

Registration Video

To see a video with instructions on how to register for the 2016 Boston Marathon, click below:

Athletes With Disabilities – Qualifying Times & Registration Dates

Registration for individuals who wish to participate among the wheelchair division, visually impaired division, and mobility impaired program (including duo teams) will open on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Registration for these groups will occur on a “rolling admission schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers.