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BOSTON MARATHON

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.

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Thinking of running the Boston Marathon? Here is the list of requirements to qualify and the amount that it will cost you.
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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.

Age GroupMENWOMEN
18-343hrs 00min 00sec3hrs 30min 00sec
35-3935-39 3hrs3hrs 35min 00sec
40-443hrs 10min 00sec3hrs 40min 00sec
45-493hrs 20min 00sec 3hrs 50min 00sec
50-543hrs 25min 00sec3hrs 55min 00sec
55-593hrs 35min 00sec4hrs 05min 00sec
60-643hrs 50min 00sec4hrs 20min 00sec
65-694hrs 05min 00sec 4hrs 35min 00sec
70-744hrs 20min 00sec4hrs 50min 00sec
75-794hrs 35min 00sec5hrs 05min 00sec
80 and over4hrs 50min 00sec5hrs 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.

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