Boston Marathon – 2025 Registration & 2024 Results

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The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon race held in the greater Boston area in Eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is usually held on Patriots’ Day which falls on the third Monday of April – hence also sometimes known as Marathon Monday. Inaugurated in 1897, the Boston Marathon is not only the world’s oldest annual marathon but is also one of the world’s best-known road racing events and one of six World Marathon Majors.

Organized by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), the Boston Marathon was inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics and aims to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports especially running.

The event was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2021, it was held later, in October.

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 Boston Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Distance 42.2km
Race Date April 21, 2025
Start Time 10:00 am onwards^^
Eligibility Criterion 18 years & above + Qualifying time** in relevant gender & age group
Fees U.S. Residents * $ 230
Fees – Non U.S. Residents * $ 235
Registration^ Registration not yet open
Expo Details The expo venue for 2024 event was at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston

* Details of Race Fees, Expo details, etc. for the Boston Marathon 2025 has not yet been released. Above are details from the 2024 race event for reference

^ The Registrations are usually held in September on B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village

^^ Runners are released in waves

** Qualifying time:

  1. Athletes with valid Boston Marathon qualifying time are allowed to submit a registration application.
  2. Submission of application does not guarantee acceptance of application/ registration due to limited Field size of n=30,000. Participants fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will be accepted.
  3. Qualifying times below are based upon each athlete’s age on the date of the Boston Marathon
  4. The qualifying window for the 129th Boston Marathon, scheduled to take place in 2025 began in September 1, 2023
  5. Only a certified full marathon distance will be accepted for qualifying. Distances shorter than a full marathon will not be accepted. Times from indoor marathons or virtual marathons are not accepted for qualifying purposes.
  6. Qualifying times from USATF, AIMS, or foreign equivalent certified courses are accepted
  7. Qualifying times are based on official submitted net time (also known as chip time). For 2024 event below are the listed qualifying times for application
Age group Men Women/Non Binary
18-34 years 3:00:00 3:30:00
35-39 years 3:05:00 3:35:00
40-44 years 3:10:00 3:40:00
45-49 years 3:20:00 3:50:00
50-54 years 3:25:00 3:55:00
55-59 years 3:35:00 4:05:00
60-64 years 3:50:00 4:20:00
65-69 years 4:05:00 4:35:00
70-74 years 4:20:00 4:50:00
75-79 years 4:35:00 5:05:00
80 years & above 4:50:00 5:20:00

Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Boston Marathon 2025 is not yet released. Below are details from the 2024 event for reference. 

Course Map FM Course Route
Start Map FM Start Area map
Finish Map FM Finish Area map
Corral Loading Schedule Corrals

The Boston Marathon route is a POINT-TO-POINT course with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Hopkinton, MA Boston Public Library, Boston, MA.

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Boston Marathon 2025 is not yet released. Below are details from the 2024 event for reference. 


Position Open Division Wheelchair Division (T53/54/34) Master Division Wheelchair Division (T51/52)
1st $ 150,000 $ 40,000 $ 5,000 $ 1,500
2nd $ 75,000 $ 25,000 $ 2,500 $ 750
3rd $ 40,000 $ 12,000 $ 1,500 $ 550
4th $ 25,000 $ 8,000
5th $ 18,000 $ 6,000
6th $ 13,500 $ 4,000
7th $ 10,500 $ 3,000
8th $ 8,500 $ 2,500
9th $ 7,000 $ 2,000
10th $ 5,500 $ 1,500

In addition to the above the following awards are also presented:

  • For each of the Para Athletes division (T11/T12, T13, T45/T46,  T61/T63/T43, T62/ T64/ T42/T44, T35-T38 & T20): Top 3 men and women would be awarded cash prize of USD 2500, USD 1500 & USD 1000 respectively. Additionally a Course record bonus of USD 500 would be provided for each of the above divisions
  • Course record bonuses across open and wheelchair divisions as below
Open course record bonus $50,000
Wheelchair course record bonus $50,000


Points to Note for Prize Purse (across all distances)

  • Awards are equal for Male and Female participants in the open, master, and wheelchair divisions.
  • Para Athletics Divisions of the Boston Marathon follow World Para Athletics Rules of Competition
  • Within the Professional starts, prize money will be allocated based on gun time.
  • Age group awards will be given to the top 3 in each division.

2024 and Earlier Edition Results



Important Points

  1. Aid stations: B.A.A. provides toilets at every water and medical station, as well as at additional locations along the course.
  2. Bib collection:  All participants must claim their own bib number. Friends and family will not be allowed to claim your bib number.
  3. Bib numbers are not transferable or exchangeable -Participants must ensure that no one else may wear their bib number.
  4. Covid: The B.A.A. encourages all participants to be fully up to date with covid-19 vaccinations prior to participating in the Boston marathon. at this time, proof of vaccination will not be required for participation in the Boston marathon.
  5. Gear bag: On race morning, participants may check their clear plastic finish area gear bag at designated gear check areas on Boylston Street and Berkeley Street beyond the finish line. This area is two blocks east of the finish line and one block west of the Boston Public Garden.
    • Drop-Off Hours: 5:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    • Pick-Up Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  6. Para athletes are allowed under the following categories:
  7. Professional Athlete: Runners who have run a marathon sub 2:35 (women) / sub 2:13 (men) or marathon debutant runners who have run a half marathon sub 1:11 (women) /sub 1:02 (men) or Pro Wheelchair athletes who have pushed a marathon sub 1:52 (women) /sub 1:31 (men) are eligible for professional athlete program.
  8. Professional Development Program: Runners who have run a marathon sub 2:45 (open women) / sub 2:19 (Open men) or 2:48 (masters women) / sub 2:22 (masters men) can be considered for professional development program
  9. Pregnancy and Postpartum deferral: Any athlete who is a registered entrant in the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K or B.A.A. Half Marathon, and is or becomes pregnant prior to race day and chooses to not participate in the event due to such circumstances. For avoidance of doubt, the Boston Athletic Association considers post-partum to be 24 weeks following the birth of a child.
  10. Registration: Entries in the Boston Marathon cannot be transferred, or deferred to a future year.
  11. Refunds: Only participants with registration insurance are eligible for refunds – refunds are allowed for multiple reasons including loss of job, pregnancy, illness, and injury.
  12. Ukraine/Russia: In continuance of the B.A.A.’s support of Ukraine, residents of Russia and Belarus are not allowed to enter the Boston Marathon. Russian and Belarusian citizens who are not current residents of either country may still compete, however, will not be able to run under the flag of either country.
  13. Qualification period 2025: For the 129th Boston Marathon, scheduled to take place on April 21, 2025, the qualification period began on September 1, 2023

Contact Information
Address: 185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02116
Number: 508-435-6905

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