The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for the 33th consecutive year the Boston Marathon will be sponsored by John Hancock. Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org.
To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards that correspond to their age and gender.
“The Boston Marathon is the oldest consecutively run marathon in the world, and we at the B.A.A. are grateful that so many dedicated athletes desire to compete here,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer. “We are inspired by the devotion and commitment displayed by all those aiming to meet the Boston Marathon qualifying standards.”
The Boston Marathon registration process ensures that the fastest qualifiers will be accepted first. However, achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee entry. Those who are fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted.