Historic race reaches capacity in less than one day.
The Boston Athletic Association announced on Monday afternoon that registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon is officially closed–less than eight hours after it opened on Monday morning.
“Registration is closed for the 2011 Boston Marathon,” read a message on baa.org. “The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration. The names of all official entrants will soon be published on the B.A.A. web site.”
Last year’s race sold out in two months after registration opened in mid-September. In regards to this year’s race, B.A.A. executive director Guy Morse said on Tuesday, “We expected a quick sellout. We weren’t able to predict how quick, but basically an eight-hour window is astonishing.”
The 2011 edition of the historic race, which traditionally takes place from Hopkinton to Boston, Mass., on the third Monday in April, is slated for April 18 next year.