BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Registration opened on Monday for the 127th Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association expects 30,000 runners to sign up for the race, held next year on April 17.
The qualifying window for the race opened on September 1, 2021. The B.A.A. is not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for runners, but the organization says that could change depending on local guidelines next April. They're encouraging runners to get vaccinated regardless of the requirement.
The B.A.A also says it's also working on how to include non-binary athletes at the 2023 Boston Marathon for the first time. The application for the marathon will have a non-binary option, and non-binary runners will get placed. The organization says it doesn't have enough data on non-binary runners to have separate qualifying times, but will use the times for the current Men's and Women's Divisions.
Registration will close on Friday, Sept. 16.
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