The B.A.A. has announced its registration schedule for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Like previous years, registration will be done by “rolling admission” with priority given to those who are the fastest qualifiers.
Here’s a quick look at the schedule:
— Monday, September 12: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes or faster can register.
— Wednesday, September 14: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes or faster can register.
— Friday, September 16: Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes or faster can register.
— Saturday, September 17: Registration closes at 10 p.m. ET.
— Monday, September 19: All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) can register. This registration closes at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 21.
— Monday, September 26: If there are still slots available, registration will open to all qualifiers on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 2015 and 2016 Boston Marathons had a field size of 30,000 runners, though the size of the 2017 field has not yet been determined. In recent years, there have been more applicants than the alotted field size, and those with faster qualifying times are prioritized. In 2016, runners who were 2:28 faster than their qualifying standard got in. In 2015, it was runners who were 1:02 faster.
Entry fees are $185 for U.S. runners and $250 for international runners.
The 2017 Boston Marathon will take place on April 17.