Qualifying Times

qualifying Times

Updates will be available as soon as the BAA makes their new policy decision for 2014

 

Qualifiers for the Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender. All race applicants must adhere to the guidelines set forth by the B.A.A., USA Track and Field or foreign equivalent, International Paralympic Committee, Wheelchair Sports, USA, Disabled Sports, USA, and the United States Association for Blind Athletes. Qualifying times are met in competitions observing these same rules. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete's application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on race day.

 

For the 2014 Boston Marathon, qualifying times must be run on or after September 24, 2012*. Like the 2013 registration process, the acceptance of official race entrants will be based on qualifying time, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to their age and gender) being accepted first until the race is full. All qualifying times are subject to review and verification. 

 

The qualifying times below are based upon each athlete's age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which they are participating. The 59 seconds allowed for qualifying times in the past are not applicable for those registering for the 2014 Boston Marathon.

QUALIFYING TIMES*
AGE GROUP MEN WOMEN
 
18-34 3hrs 05min 3hrs 35min
35-39 3hrs 10min 3hrs 40min
40-44 3hrs 15min 3hrs 45min
45-49 3hrs 25min 3hrs 55min
50-54 3hrs 30min 4hrs 00min
55-59 3hrs 40min 4hrs 10min
60-64 3hrs 55min 4hrs 25min
65-69 4hrs 10min 4hrs 40min
70-74 4hrs 25min 4hrs 55min
75-79 4hrs 40min 5hrs 10min
80 and over 4hrs 55min 5hrs 25min
*Unlike previous years, an additional 59 seconds will NOT be accepted for each age group time standard. 

 

For the 2013 Boston Marathon, qualifying times are more stringent, and must be run on or after September 24, 2011. Like the 2012 registration process, the acceptance of official race entrants will be based on qualifying time, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to their age and gender) being accepted first until the race is full. All qualifying times are subject to review and verification.

 

 

 

PUSH RIM WHEELCHAIR DIVISION QUALIFYING TIMES
CLASS AGE GROUP MEN WOMEN
 
Open (Classes 3 & 4) 18-39 2hrs 00min 2hrs 25min
  40-49 2hrs 15min 2hrs 40min
  50-Over 2hrs 30min 2hrs 55min
Quad (Classes 1 & 2) 18-39 2hrs 45min 3hrs 10min
  40-49 3hrs 00min 3hrs 25min
  50-Over 3hrs 15min 3hrs 40min