BAA Boston Reminder! 2017 Registration for Boston Closes Wednesday, September 21 (that's today) at 5 PM ET!

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Baa marathon .pngThe Boston Marathon is the most iconic marathon in the world. This is where the marathon mania started, and it has not stopped.

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is hard, and it should be. It took me 8 to qualify for the 20-25 year old over four years.

Today is the last registration day for the 2017 version. Do not miss the deadline. Details below!

BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02116 617-236-1652 www.baa.org


2017 Boston Marathon Registration Now Open

Registration Will Remain Open until 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 21

BOSTON - Registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon is open and will continue to be open through Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET. During this period, any eligible qualifier may submit an application for entry into next April's race. Entry during this period is not first-come, first-served; rather, the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group will gain acceptance as space allows.

The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Those accepted for entry will be notified via e-mail and their names will be posted to the "Entrants" page ofwww.baa.org. Entry will be based on the amount of remaining field size space and an applicant's qualifying performance.

The first week of registration concluded at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 17, during which time qualifiers who bettered their qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and five minutes could submit an online entry.

Registration re-opened on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET for athletes who have met the Boston Marathon standards by any amount of time.

Due to field size limitations, not all qualifiers who submit an entry will necessarily be accepted. If more runners apply than can be accepted, then acceptance will be granted to the fastest qualifiers among the applicants.

The B.A.A. will not predict or provide an anticipated date for when the race will reach its maximum field of qualified applicants, nor will the B.A.A. predict the "cut off" time needed to gain an individual entry into the 2017 Boston Marathon. The total number of qualifiers and their qualifying times determine such "cut off" times.

Registration for individuals who wish to participate among the wheelchair division, visually impaired division, and mobility impaired program (including duo teams and hand-cycles) will open on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET. For athletes with disabilities, specific information on the registration timetable can be found atwww.baa.org.

Updates will be provided on a consistent basis through the B.A.A.'s website, Facebook page and Twitter account. The "Registration Updates" page on www.baa.org also provides additional information.

2017 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING STANDARDS

(Effective Beginning Saturday, September 19, 2015)

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

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

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 Financial. 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 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in 2016. The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

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