Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will begin on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m., the Boston Athletic Association announced on Tuesday.
The field size will be determined at a later date. The field was expanded in 2014 to accommodate increased interest following the bombing tragedy at the 2013 event.
The fastest qualifiers in the various age groups will be allowed to register first. On Sept. 8, runners who have met their qualifying standard by 20 minutes or more may register. It drops to 10 minutes faster on Sept. 10, and five minutes faster on Sept. 12 before registration closes on Sept. 13 at 10 p.m.
If space remains after the first week, registration will re-open for all qualifiers Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. through Sept. 17 at 5 p.m., with priority given to fastest qualifying times.
Registration will be conducted entirely on the BAA website. Entry fee is $175 for United States residents, $225 for others.
“The BAA worked for a year to organize what we knew would be an historic event this past April, and we appreciate all who cooperated with us to take back the finish line this year,” BAA executive director Tom Grilk said in a news release. “Now, as we look towards 2015 and beyond, we will work to further demonstrate the unique and inspirational aspects of the Boston Marathon. Our qualifying standards are among the features which make the Boston Marathon special, and our registration process recognizes the perseverance needed to gain entry. Our rolling admission schedule will provide runners with the fastest qualifying times in their age and gender group the ability to have their entry accepted in an orderly and systematic manner.”
In 2013, there were 27,000 entered in the marathon, but the field was increased to 36,000 entrants in 2014.
2015 Boston Marathon qualifying standards
The qualification window for the 2015 Boston Marathon began Sept. 14, 2013 and remains open until the conclusion of registration.