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No qualifiers turned away as BAA announces initial Boston Marathon field size

Workers prepped the starting line for the 126th Boston Marathon last April.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The field for the 2023 Boston Marathon is beginning to take shape.

The Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday that all qualified runners who submitted applications during the five-day registration window in September — a group totaling 23,267 — had been admitted to the field for the 127th edition of the event, provided that their times are verified.

The group contains 13,315 men, 9,930 women, and 22 non-binary athletes.

In all, organizers are aiming for a total of 30,000 athletes when the marathon gets under way April 17.

The rest of the field will be made up of charity runners, professional runners, and other invitational entries.


The BAA also noted that qualifying times are currently being verified, and that applicants will be notified “in the coming weeks.”