Event Information


Event Information

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016 (Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)

Start Times (ET):  Wave One starts at 10 a.m.; Wave Two starts at 10:25 a.m; Wave Three starts at 10:50 a.m.; Wave Four starts at 11:15 a.m. The field sizes have not been confirmed yet.  Times subject to change.

Registration: The 2015 event filled online with about 36,000 runners. For complete information, visit the BAA Boston Marathon event registration information page.

Course: Follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston and is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.

Weather: The average high during the month of April the Boston area is 56 F and the average low is 40F.  Temperature swings are common in New England in the spring.


Once the registration window is closed, the fastest runners in relation to the qualifying standard to their age/gender will be entered into the race once their times are verified. 


Registration Process for the 2016 Boston Marathon 


Date registration opens for runners with times...
September 14, 201520 min., 00sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender) 
September 16, 201510 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 18, 20155 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
Second Week  
September 21, 2015All Qualified Runners
September 23, 2015Registration closes for qualified applicants


If the field size is not reached after the first week and additional space remains, then registration will open to all qualifiers at the beginning of Week Two (September 21 - 23) and those who have met the qualifying standards by any amount of time will be able to apply for entry. The application process will remain open for the entire week, closing on Wednesday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m.ET. 


If space remains available after this two week process, registration will remain open to any qualifier on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum field size is reached.


Click here to watch the 2016 B.A.A. Boston Marathon Registration Video.