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2013 Boston Marathon Registration Begins Monday

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The starting line before the start of the 2012 Boston Marathon (Photo by Peter Casey)

The starting line before the start of the 2012 Boston Marathon (Photo by Peter Casey)

BOSTON (CBS) –  Runner registration for the 117th Boston Marathon will begin on Monday, September 10 at 10 a.m..

You just have to make sure you’re fast enough, both on the course and on the computer.

Registration will be held entirely online at the Boston Athletic Association’s website (

Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On September 10, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standards for their age and gender group by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 12 at 10 am, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m. for those who have met their qualifying standards by five minutes or more.

Here are the qualifying standards for registration:

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


Registration will close on Saturday, September 15 at 10 p.m. and if space remains, will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 17 at 10 a.m. to Friday, September 21 at 5 p.m. If space remains after this initial two week period, then on Monday, September 24 registration will re-open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.

The B.A.A. will make an announcement if the field size limit is reached prior to the conclusion of the registration period.

The 2013 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013.

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