2020 BOSTON MARATHON OPEN DIVISION QUALIFYING STANDARDS (Effective Saturday, September 15, 2018)
All standards below are based on official submitted net time.
|18-34||3hrs 00min 00sec||3hrs 30min 00sec|
|35-39||3hrs 05min 00sec||3hrs 35min 00sec|
|40-44||3hrs 10min 00sec||3hrs 40min 00sec|
|45-49||3hrs 20min 00sec||3hrs 50min 00sec|
|50-54||3hrs 25min 00sec||3hrs 55min 00sec|
|55-59||3hrs 35min 00sec||4hrs 05min 00sec|
|60-64||3hrs 50min 00sec||4hrs 20min 00sec|
|65-69||4hrs 05min 00sec||4hrs 35min 00sec|
|70-74||4hrs 20min 00sec||4hrs 50min 00sec|
|75-79||4hrs 35min 00sec||5hrs 05min 00sec|
|80 and over||4hrs 50min 00sec||5hrs 20min 00sec|
Qualifying for the Boston Marathon used to be a gold standard for many marathoners. However qualifying does not equal running the marathon. To have a shot at running in the Boston, one needs to beat the qualifying standards by 5 minutes.
In fact, more the better due to the rolling admission policy implemented in 2012. This rolling admission was necessitated by the increasing number of qualified applicants in recent years and the limited field size for the marathon.
By rolling admission, the BAA opens the registration first to applicants who beat their qualification standards by 20 minutes. Then by 10 minutes, 5 minutes in that order. And to all qualifiers if slots still available.
What do you think about the Boston Marathon’s rolling admission?