BOSTON – Registration for the 2020 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 9, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

According to NECN, registration will open at 10 a.m. for the 124th annual event that allows the fastest runners in their gender and age group to register first.

Those runners must meet the qualifying standard race time by 20 minutes in order to register on Monday.

After the first round of registrations, any opening slots left will allow those that beat the qualifying time by 10 minutes to submit their application on Wednesday, September 11 at 10 a.m. followed by registration on Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. for runners able to beat the qualifying time by 5 minutes.

The marathon will once again be sponsored by John Hancock. On average, the marathon accepts a field size of 30k runners.

“Achieving a Boston Marathon qualifying time and earning a spot on the starting line in Hopkinton is something athletes from across the world strive for each year,” Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer, shared in a press release.

“The determination displayed by Boston Marathon participants is unrivaled, which helps distinguish the Boston Marathon as the world’s most meaningful road race. We are grateful to the running community for their unwavering support and commitment to the Boston Marathon.”

Those interested in registering can visit to submit their application. The fee to register is $205 for U.S. residents and $255 for international residents.

The 2020 Boston Marathon is scheduled to take place on April 20, 2020.

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