For months the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has been saying that registration would open for the 2014 Boston Marathon in “early September.” As promised, the BAA announced on this past Thursday August 29th the final dates, procedures and field size for the 2014 edition of the marathon.
Registration will officially open on Monday September 9th, 2013 for the 2014 edition of the Boston Marathon. The same procedures will be use this year as the last two years, providing a “rolling entry” process. This means that in addition to meeting qualifying standards based on age, registration is opened for runners who beat their qualifying standard by more than 20 minutes first, then to those by 10 minutes, and so on until the race is filled.
Here is some of the specific language from the BAA:
“Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 9, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standard by five minutes or more. Registration will close on Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
If space remains after the first week of registration (Monday, September 9 through Saturday, September 14), then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET. If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 23 registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.”
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