Boston Registration Begins September 9

Demand for the 2014 Boston Marathon is higher than ever. Photo:

The B.A.A.’s rolling admission process kicks off next week.

Running USA is reminding Boston Marathon hopefuls of an upcoming date: September 9.

On that day, qualified runners can sign up for the 2014 edition of this storied race. The Boston Athletic Association, the governing body of the event, will use the same process as in years past to register runners: runners can only enroll online.

The qualification window for the annual race began in September of 2012. Next year’s race will have a larger field size, set at 36,000 entrants. It will take place on April 21 and will be the race’s 118th edition.

A “rolling admissions” schedule takes place starting with the fastest qualifiers. Next Monday’s registration window is open for runners who have met qualifying standards by 20 minutes or more. Then, on Wednesday, September 11, at 10 AM, competitors who have met standards by 10 minutes or more can then register.

Friday of that week, the window for registration changes to runners who met the standard by 5 minutes or more.

“The B.A.A. is aware of the significantly increased interest in registering for the 2014 Boston Marathon,” said B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk. “The rolling admission schedule will provide runners with the fastest qualifying times in their age and gender group the ability to have their entry accepted in an orderly and systematic manner. We understand many marathoners and qualifiers want to run Boston in 2014, and we appreciate the support and patience that the running community has demonstrated because of the bombings that occurred this past spring.”

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