Registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon will begin Monday at 10 a.m. Race registration will be held entirely online at the Boston Athletic Association's web site.
Eligible runners who have met the qualifying standards for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. Next Wednesday at 10 a.m., registration will open for those who met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more (if space remains), and on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., registration opens for those who have met their qualifying standards by five minutes or more.
Registration closes Sept. 17 at 10 p.m., and will reopen the following Monday at 10 a.m. to all qualifiers until Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. Those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender will be accepted. Runners are not officially entered into the race until their qualifying time is verified.
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes