28 Sep '16, 5pm

Boston Marathon Currently Announcing 2017 Race Participants

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) is in the process of notifying applicants of their acceptance into the 2017 Boston Marathon. In keeping with recent editions of the historic races, the fastest qualifiers were allowed to register first. The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 and will mark the 32nd consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor. “To qualify and ultimately participate in the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle moment for a vast number of runners,” said Tom Grilk, BAA’s Executive Director. “To inform those who have qualified that there is not enough space for everyone in the field is tremendously difficult. The entire BAA organization has worked hard to ensure a fair registration procedure that gives runners who have qualified the best opportunity to enter the Boston Marathon.” The field siz...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2016/09/news/boston-maratho...

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