New Executive Director Fixing Boston Registration

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 12, 2010
  • Updated Dec. 13, 2010 at 11:34 AM UTC

Many runners who had worked hard to quality for Boston were unable to enter the 2011 race.

The new executive director of the Boston Marathon has vowed to focus on fixing the registration issue that plagued the marathon in its 2011 edition. Upon taking over the stewardship of one of the world’s oldest marathons, Tom Grilk has made this issue his number-one priority.

When runners attempted to register for the 2011 race earlier this fall, the marathon sold out in just eight hours. According to an article in Mass. Market, “Many would-be registrants reported technical issues with the BAA’s [Boston Athletic Association's] site when they tried to register. The runners who didn’t have the luxury of logging in from work were simply out of luck.”

The BAA issued a press release last Friday and confirmed that Grilk’s first priority will be ensuring this type of problem does not occur again. Grilk is a lawyer and will receive assistance from outgoing executive director Guy Morse as well as race director Dave McGillivray.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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