The Low Down On Boston Qualifying

The 115th Running of the Boston MarathonSince the world has been turned upside down (The Running World that is) I thought I would post a brief recap of what has changed. As much for myself as I am alsways forgetting exactly what’s different. So now I have a place to refer to. Hope it helps you too.

Date Registration opens for runners with times…
September 12, 2011       20 min., 00sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 14, 2011       10 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 16, 2011        5 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
Second Week
September 19, 2011    All Qualified Runners
September 23, 2011    Registration closes for qualified applicants
September 28, 2011    (appx) Qualifiers from entry during second week of registration are notified of their acceptance.

If the field is not filled at the conclusion of the two weeks, then registration will remain open and qualifiers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size is reached.

And this is the last year to register with the old times. The new qualifying times are as follows:

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.

2013 Qualifying Times
Effective September 24, 2011*

AGE GROUP MEN WOMEN
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.

So there you go. Time to kick it up a notch and re-qualify! Ouch!

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