Upcoming Marathons to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

130525124734-boston-marathon-finish-single-image-cutThe Boston Athletic Association announced registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will open on September 9 and will have an expanded field of 36,000 runners.

While registration is predicted to fill quickly, runners still might have a shot at qualifying for the 2014 marathon with a few upcoming races. Last year, registration for the roughly 22,000 time-qualifier spots opened on September 22 and closed just after the first weekend in October.

So if you’re still waiting to register for a qualifier, your options are pretty limited.

But for those who are looking, we’ve compiled a list of marathons in the upcoming weeks, still open for registration, that can be used as Boston qualifiers. We will continue to update this list.

(But – again – even with the expanded field next year, Boston registration likely will close long before many of these races take place.)

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Layton Syracuse Marathon– Layton, Utah, August 31

Marquette Marathon– Marquette, Michigan, August 31

Pocatello Marathon, Pocatello– Idaho, August 31

Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon– Chelan, Washington, September 7

Salmon Marathon– Tendoy, Idaho, September 7

Bozeman Marathon– Bozeman, Montana, September 8

Hall of Fame City Marathon– Canton, Ohio, September 8

Skagit Flats Marathon– Burlington, Washington, September 8

Sioux Falls Marathon– South Dakota, September 8

Ventura Marathon– Ventura, California, September 8

Big Cottonwood Marathon– Salt Lake City, Utah, September 14

Erie Marathon at Presque Isle– Erie, Pennsylvania, September 15

Adirondak Marathon– Schroon Lake, New York, September 21

Fox Valley Marathon– St. Charles, Illinois, September 22

Jackson Hole Marathon– Jackson Hole, Wyoming September 22

Quad Cities Marathon– East Moline, Illinois, Septmeber 22

Akron Marathon– Akron, Ohio, September 28

Asheville Citizen-Times City Marathon– Asheville, North Carolina, September 28

Darlington Marathon– Darlington, South Carolina, September 28

Huntsville Marathon– Huntsville, Utah, September 28

The Oregon Marathon– Sherwood, Oregon, September 28

Bellingham Bay Marathon– Bellingham, Washintong, September 29

Half Moon Bay International Marathon– El Granada, California, September 29

Yonkers Marathon– Yonkers, New York, September 29

Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon– Winchester, Tennessee, October 5

West Texas Crossroads Marathon– Odessa, Texas, October 5

Portland Marathon– Portland, Oregon, October 6

Maine Marathon– Portland, Maine, October 6

The County Marathon– Wellington, Ontario, October 6

The schedule for qualifier registration for the 2014 marathon, scheduled for April 21, is:

  • Monday, September 9: Registration opens for runners who have met their qualifying time by 20 or more minutes.
  • Wednesday, September 11: Registration opens for runners who have met their qualifying time by 10 or more minutes.
  • Friday, September 13: Registration opens for runners who have met their qualifying time by 5 or more minutes.
  • Monday, September 16: Registration opens for all runners who have met their qualifying time.
  • Friday, September 20: Registration closes at 5 p.m. Eastern.
  • Monday, September 23: If spots remain, registration for time qualifiers will re-open, and will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis until the field of time qualifiers is full.

For 2014, the qualifying standards are the same as for 2013.

Boston qualifying times
Men’s age groups
18-34 – 3:05
35-39 – 3:10
40-44 – 3:15
45-49 – 3:25
50-54 – 3:30
55-59 – 3:40
60-64 – 3:55
65-69 – 4:10
70-74 – 4:25
75-79 – 4:40
80+ – 4:55

Women’s age groups
18-34 – 3:35
35-39 – 3:40
40-44 – 3:45
45-49 – 3:55
50-54 – 4:00
55-59 – 4:10
60-64 – 4:25
65-69 – 4:40
70-74 – 4:55
75-79 – 5:10
80+ – 5:25

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source: Runner’s World by Hannah McGoldrick

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