Event Information



Event Information

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Start Times: Varies. Based on 2014 Information: Wave 1 starts at 10 a.m.; Wave 2 starts at 10:25 a.m; Wave 3 starts at 11:00. The field size and wave start times have not been confirmed yet.

Registration: The 2014 event filled online with about 36,000 runners. For complete information, visit the BAA Boston Marathon event registration information page.

Course: Follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston and is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.

Weather: The average high during the month of April the Boston area is 56 F and the average low is 40F.  Temperature swings are common in New England in the spring.


Once the registration window is closed, the fastest runners in relation to the qualifying standard to their age/gender will be entered into the race once their times are verified. 


Registration Process for the 2014 Boston Marathon - 2015 Details TBD


Date registration opens for runners with times...
September 10, 201320 min., 00sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender) 
September 12, 201310 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 14, 20135 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
Second Week  
September 17, 2012All Qualified Runners
September 21, 2012Registration closes for qualified applicants



If the field size is not reached after the first week and additional space remains, then registration will open to all qualifiers at the beginning of Week Two (September 17 - 21) and those who have met the qualifying standards by any amount of time will be able to apply for entry. The application process will remain open for the entire week, closing on Friday, September 21. At the conclusion of Week Two, those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender will be accepted.  Accepted athletes will be notified by October 1, 2012.


If space remains available after this two week process, registration will remain open to any qualifier on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size is reached.


The qualiying window for 2014 Boston Marathon will begin on September 22, 2012.


For the 2013 Boston Marathon, qualifying times are more stringent, and must be run on or after September 24, 2012. Like the 2012 registration process, the acceptance of official race entrants will be based on qualifying times, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to the qualifying time for their age and gender) being accepted first until the race is full. All qualifying times are subject to review and verification.