How much does it cost to run the Boston Marathon and what are the requirements for entering?
Thinking of running the Boston Marathon? Here is the list of requirements to qualify and the amount that it will cost you.
For a great many people, the non-runners specifically, the lasting image of running a marathon is somebody dressed as Darth Vader or Superman at the starting line running for charity or to celebrate having the all-clear from cancer.
And while these participants are indeed there, if they are affiliated with one of the marathon’s official charities, for the vast majority of people, you will need to take it seriously in order to take part.
The requirements are that you must be at least 18 years old at the time of the marathon, have completed a certified full-length outdoor marathon within a time limit based on your sex and age, and pay the entry fee.
The entry fee is $225 for US residents and $235 for residents of all other countries.
Here are the full list of qualifying times.
|18-34||3hrs 00min 00sec||3hrs 30min 00sec|
|35-39||35-39 3hrs||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|
With this being the first year that non-binary runners are being specifically catered to, the Boston Marathon has decided to use the women’s qualifying times for all non-binary athletes. As more data is gathered in coming years, a separate non-binary time will be established.