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Boston Marathon: No time cutoff for 2023

Boston Marathon Qualifiers: Rejoice! The Boston Marathon announced, for the second consecutive year, There is no time limit for qualifying for 2023. All enrollees who complete qualification hours during the qualification period will be accepted.

pandemic effect

2022 saw no cut-off for the first time since 2013 due to increased field sizes and a pandemic-related lack of qualifying races.In contrast, in 2021 Biggest cutoff in racing history– Registrants must be at least 7 minutes and 47 seconds ahead of their age group’s qualifying time to gain entry to the race, resulting in nearly 10,000 runners being denied entry. , seven years after the last reduction in qualifying times in 2013, after qualifying times were reduced by five minutes before the 2020 race (which had been postponed until September of that year due to the pandemic) was. 2023 is his 127th entry into the prestigious marathon.

126th Annual Boston Marathon, April 18, 2022.Photo: Kevin Morris

For 2021, the field size has been reduced from 30,000 runners to 20,000 runners. This was the smallest field size since the early 2000s and led to a large cutoff time of 7:47.

In 2022, the race returned to its regular hours on the Patriot Day schedule (third Monday in April) with a field size of 30,000.

37-year sponsor of the race, John Hancockrecently announced that their sponsorship will end at the 2023 event.



Boston Marathon: No time cutoff for 2023

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