Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2013 Boston Marathon Registration Opens This Week

A quick reminded that registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon is currently open for runners who have beat their age group standard by 20 minutes or more. Registration will then be opened, if space remains, to runners as follows:
  • On Wed, 9/12 @ 10am EST, registration is open to runners who beat their time by 10+ minutes.
  • On Fri, 9/14 @ 10am EST, registration is open to runners who beat their time by 5+ minutes.
  • On Mon, 9/17 @ 10am EST, registration is open to all runners with a qualifying time. If registration exceeds the ~22,000 slots* by the end of the week, priority will be given to those with the fastest times in their age group.
  • On Mon, 9/24 @ 10am EST, registration will re-open to all runners with a qualifying time if remaining slots are open.
2012 was the first year with this new registration system, and if the results are similar, registration will remain open until Friday, 9/22, but not be open the following week. Don't forget that the qualifying times have been shortened 5 minutes:

Age GroupMenWomen
18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec
Unlike previous years, an additional 59 seconds will NOT be accepted for each age group time standard.
It's getting tough! Good luck, everyone.

- SD

* The Boston Marathon is capped at 27,000 runners, but typically ~5,000 are set aside for volunteer and charity-related runners.


  1. Wow, been sitting for an our now looking through your blog! You are awesome! I'm just getting back on tracka after some time off because of injurys and lack of insperation. But this is truly insperation for me!


    1. I hope the recovery is going well! One step at a time...you'll be at Boston before you know it.

  2. well... shortened by 5 minutes and 59 seconds!

  3. I am soooo very THANKFUL i qualified and ran Boston in 2005 & 2007 (norEastern storm :) i'd never be able to run a qualifier 20 min faster :P; or possibly squeak by w/10min faster...If i ever qualified again...id have to be in my mid 70's LoL! Best to all who are registering for 2013! It's Truly a once in a lifetime experience! ...although it's quite funny that Boston's Finish Tshirt is 100% cotton LoL:) what's up w/ that!???

    - Dawn Patrol Rnr from NorCal :)

  4. Grateful for your blog posts. Enjoy them. Not sure if I will ever run the Boston, but find it enjoyable to see others with the same passion for running.

  5. Some people's passion are contagious and you belong to that league. You have the ability to inspire without even trying. Kudos to you and more power! :)


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