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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
B.A.A. announces 2015 registration dates

By ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Athletic Association announced that registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Just as in past years, the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group will be able to register first online at www.baa.org.

The B.A.A. will announce the field size later in the summer.

Here are the dates for registration from the B.A.A. press release, based on qualifying time and space remaining in the field:

-- Monday, September 8 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.

-- Wednesday, September 10 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).

-- Friday, September 12 - Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 5 minutes, 00 seconds or faster (if space remains).

-- Monday, September 15 - All qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard (if space remains) may submit an entry.

-- Wednesday, September 17 - Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration from September 15-17 will not be first-come, first-served and the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group among these submissions will be given entry as space allows.

-- If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 22 registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards on a first come, first served basis. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.


“The B.A.A. worked for a year to organize what we knew would be an historic event this past April, and we appreciate all who cooperated with us to take back the finish line this year,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. “Now, as we look towards 2015 and beyond, we will work to further demonstrate the unique and inspirational aspects of the Boston Marathon. Our qualifying standards are among the features which make the Boston Marathon special, and our registration process recognizes the perseverance needed to gain entry. Our 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.”