FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston Athletic Association Sets Date
To Open Registration For The 2011 Boston Marathon
BOSTON, Mass. - Registration for the 2011 Boston Marathon® will open on
Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will be conducted online at
www.baa.org. The 115th Running of the Boston Marathon will be on Monday,
April 18, 2011.
Entrants qualify for the Boston Marathon by meeting time standards which
correspond to age and gender, and the qualifying standards for the 2011
race remain unchanged from recent past years. Qualifying standards for the
2011 Boston Marathon must be met on or after September 20, 2009 at a
marathon certified by USA Track & Field, the national governing body for
the sport (or foreign equivalent). Also, the registration fee will remain
at $130 USD for residents of the USA. For last month's event, the race
filled in just over two months, and the B.A.A. anticipates the maximum
field size for the 2011 race also to be reached quickly.
The field size for next year's Boston Marathon remains as it has been in
recent past years. In 2010, the race had 26,790 entrants and 22,721
finishers. Full registration information, including a list of qualifying
marathons, and a list of the B.A.A.'s Official Charities for the Boston
Marathon is available at www.baa.org.
The B.A.A. has organized the race since the inaugural Boston Marathon in
1897 when the field consisted of 18 entrants and 10 finishers.