Qualifiers for the Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender. All race applicants must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the B.A.A., USA Track and Field or foreign equivalent, International Paralympic Committee, Wheelchair Sports, USA, Disabled Sports, USA, and the United States Association for Blind Athletes. Qualifying times are met in competitions observing these same rules. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete's application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day.
For the 2016 Boston Marathon, qualifying times must be run on or after September 13, 2014. Like pasat years, the acceptance of official race entrants will be based on qualifying time, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to their age and gender) being accepted first until the race is full. All qualifying times are subject to review and verification.
The qualifying times below are based upon each athlete's age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which they are participating. The 59 seconds allowed for qualifying times in the past are not applicable for those registering for the 2014 Boston Marathon.