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Sunday, September 30, 2018

璞石中華文化工作室 馮文鸞,謝如鍵接正副會長

【璞石中華文化工作室年會 徐佑典監交致賀】
波士頓璞石中華文化工作室於9月29日下午在僑教中心大廳舉辦2018年會,除安排年度工作成果報告、未來計畫與方向,並進行新卸任會長交接,由現任會長李玉瑛將印信交給接任會長馮文鸞,由駐波士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處處長徐佑典監交,徐處長也期許該工作室再創新猷,並向全體成員表達敬意與謝意。
波士頓經文處長徐佑典(中)主持璞石中華文化工作室會長交接儀式。
李玉瑛(左)交棒,馮文鸞(右)接任。
李玉瑛表示,璞石至今已成立3年,致力於在主流社區推展中華文化,特別是在我國各個時令節慶期間,工作室的團隊成員均受邀前往主流學校開辦春節、端午及中秋節等文化展示課程,成果相當豐碩;團隊成員路永宜老師也指出,最近5年的暑期「瘋一下夏令營」秉持注重個別學員的天賦及特性,所以特別限定參加人數,讓每位學員都能滿載而歸,也達到預期目標。
徐處長偕教育組組長陳幗珍和波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉應邀出席,並分別致詞肯定璞石中華文化工作室的努力付出與推展文化的貢獻。歐宏偉特別感謝璞石中華文化工作室在李會長的領導下,負責接待這兩年僑委會遴派巡迴北美各地的臺灣傳統週訪團,並結合牛頓臺灣日的大型活動,對於推廣具臺灣特色的中華文化及提升臺灣的知名度與能見度,均有重大貢獻,也希望在新任會長馮文鸞的領導下,持續展現新的創意與活力。
馮文鸞接下會長的職務後,也敦請紐英崙昭倫公所主席謝如鍵擔任副會長。馮文鸞表示,未來除了延續以往的服務之外,也希望藉重副會長在傳統僑社的影響力,讓正統中華文化的傳承及發揚,更能永續經營發展。(圖與文轉載自波士頓僑教中心臉書)


慶祝教師節 僑委會表揚郭靜如,劉就懿,鄭慧貞

【波士頓教師節慶祝餐會 3位資深教師獲表揚】
左起,波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉,經文處處長夫人杜麗雲,
處長徐佑典,得獎老師,以及教育組組長陳幗珍(右一),新英格蘭
中文學校協會會長陳燕貞。
新英格蘭中文學校協會9月29日在牛頓高地社區中心舉辦2018年教師節餐會暨資深教師表揚活動,邀請麻州外語協會(MaFla)理事呂圣筑老師以「當東方遇見西方:華語教學之美國在地化」為題發表專題演講,並安排摸彩及文化常識測驗搶答活動,場面溫馨熱絡,計有波士頓地區11所中文學校100餘位各校教師代表參加。
駐波士頓臺北經文處處長徐佑典、教育組組長陳幗珍、及僑教中心主任歐宏偉等貴賓應邀出席,向與會教師表達敬意與謝意。徐佑典致詞感謝中校協會會長陳燕貞及本地區中文學校校長、老師與家長共同推展僑教的努力與付出;歐宏偉強調「僑教為僑務之本」,並轉達僑委會委員長吳新興博士對與會人士問候與祝福,也鼓勵大家踴躍參與本年雙十國慶活動及申請僑胞卡。
今年獲得僑委會海外僑校教師獎勵的資深老師,包括慈濟人文學校郭靜如、紐頓粵語中文學校劉就懿及勒星頓中文學校鄭慧貞等3人,他們分別在中文學校教授正體中文屆滿5、10及20年,由徐處長及歐主任頒發獎狀及獎金。(圖與文轉載自波士頓僑教中心臉書)

Saturday, September 29, 2018

紐英崙至孝篤親公所賀紐約舜裔篤親公所成立一週年

合影。(陳文浩提供)
右起,陳偉民,陳文棟,陳仕維,陳文浩,陳文珊等人
祝賀紐約舜裔公所。
(Boston Orange 整理報導) 紐約舜裔篤親公所於919日在金豐大酒樓慶祝成立一週年。紐英崙至孝篤親公所由主席陳文珊,陳文棟率隊,組成30多人恭賀團出席,與320多人同慶。
紐約舜裔篤親公所是北美洲舜裔篤親總公所的最新成員,紐英崙至孝篤親公所則是發起人之一。
敬酒。(陳文浩提供)
2008 9 28 月時,紐英崙至孝篤親公所經大會討論,宣佈退出美洲至孝篤親總公所,主要原因是和總公所執事人對總章及法理的看法,大相逕庭。
            其後,芝加哥,屋倫,市作頓,羅省等地的至孝篤親公所,相繼於2010年的4月,6月,7月,也宣佈退出美洲至孝篤親總公所。
            2010 9 11 日時, 紐英崙,羅省,芝加哥,屋倫,市作頓,紐約,三潘市等七地的至孝篤親公所在羅省召開大會,成立了北美洲舜裔篤親總公所。
            之後,從2011813日起,每兩年一次,依序在波士頓,羅省,芝加哥,紐約招開了懇親大會。紐約舜裔篤公所也在第四次於遊船上舉行的懇親大會中成立。
會場。(陳文浩提供)
            紐約舜裔篤親公所成立一週年的慶典盛會,出席嘉賓包括駐紐約台北經濟文化辦事處副處長張俊如,組長張必強,僑教中心主任王正杰,美國安良工商會總理鄧遐勳,陳仕維,元老團主席伍健生,紐約安良工商會會長陳啟靈,美國協勝公會元老團主席伍煥鵬,總理伍銳贒,黃有為,美國致公總堂總顧問伍煥鵬,總監堂李柱燊,總理白杰熊,李偉強,紐約志工堂主席李庭信,伍煥強,台山寧陽會館主席曾偉康,美東聯成公所正副主席黃達良,梁漢本,紐約中華總商會正副董事長李可喬,梁漢本,會長鄧遐勳,執行長李金山,國民黨美東支部中評委陳尚仁,北美舜裔總公所元老陳達偉,陳仕維,陳羨棠,紐英崙至孝篤親公所主席陳文珊,陳文棟等人。
            陳達偉元老在致詞時強調團結的重要,並引述了宗親太祖帝舜的故事。當年帝舜的同父異母弟弟,為爭產奪嫂,曾兩次置舜於死地,一次引舜上屋頂修理,卻移走木梯,並放火燒屋,一次掘井,趁舜在井底之際,瀉泥下井,幸而舜都能大難不死,還在登基為帝后,寬宏大量的完全不計較弟弟以往惡行,成就了後人敬仰的歷盡劫波兄弟在






新英格蘭台灣同學會會長聯席會議 認識經文處、台商公司

各校同學會長與嘉賓合影。(教育組提供)
(Boston Orange 周菊子整理報導) 駐波士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處教育組922日在薩福克 (Suffolk) 大學法學院舉辦新格蘭地區各大學校院中華民國 (台灣) 同學會會長聯席會議。22所學校50多名正,副會長聽簡報,分組座談,交流熱絡。
經文處教育組組長陳幗珍(左)歡迎EInk處長林朝仲到會。(周菊子攝)
經文處教育組組長陳幗珍,組員趙維新為同學會會長聯席會議安排了經文處各組業務簡報,還請來劍橋市警察梅仲安(Ken Mui)提點同學們海外防詐,永豐餘麻州EInk公司處長林朝仲(Jason Lin)分享台商在海外創業成功經驗等活動。新英格蘭學聯也在會中介紹幹部,說明往後系列活動。
經文處由領務組洪麗玲副組長代表當日因另有公幹,未能出席的處長徐佑典歡迎到會的各校同學會會長,隨後說明護照換新、證件驗證、出生證明及返國設籍等各項作業。她提醒同學們在離開留學地之前,務必要辦理學歷及成績單驗證。
Tufts大學教授張重華分享經驗。(周菊子攝)
教育組組長陳幗珍指出,舉辦聯席會議的目的之一,是要暢通經文處與各校同學的溝通管道,在同學有需要時,提供協助,也請同學們幫助台灣更加國際化,遇到學校教授到臺灣訪問、美籍學生想到臺灣學華語或讀學位,參加華語測驗等,都和教育組聯絡。
近來美國各地都有許多電話詐騙事件,教育組特地邀請劍橋市梅仲安警官匯報案例,提點同學們因應之道。洪麗玲副組長也建議同學,接到疑似詐騙電話,立即掛斷,以免個資被盜。
經文處領務組副組長洪麗玲(右)歡迎EInk處長林朝仲到會。(周菊子攝)
梅仲安警官舉了一個劍橋華裔居民接到詐騙電話的例子。打電話的人自稱是中國政府官員,如果接電話的人不電匯9.5萬美元到香港一家銀行,將被逮捕。這名居民匯款後覺得可疑,報了警,經由兩名警員和香港警方合作,才成功追回匯款。
梅仲安警官也列舉了舉多詐騙手法,包括提供技術服務,冒名IRS,假借親人名義,或網上約會等,手法其實很相似,都假裝成受騙者可信任的人,再以各種理由索要金錢。他提醒同學們接到不明來路的電話,一定要提高警覺。
教育組趙維新請同學會長們隨時和教育組聯絡。(周菊子攝)
E Ink處長林朝仲(Jason Lin)說明,該公司是永豐餘的子公司,主要做的是電泳顯示(EPD),重視環保,有可同時當作電子記事本和電話,兩面使用,不傷眼睛的Yota 電話,以及電子筆記本等等產品。他指出,EInk1997年從MIT媒體實驗室分出來,後來加入永豐餘大家庭,在麻州一直名列前茅,和本地社會,學術界水乳交融,還得過麻州政府頒給的經濟影響獎等不少獎項。
關於工作簽證,他為出席同學比較了H1BL1AL1B簽證、跨國公司和小型公司工作環境的差異、也談到如何創業等,讓同學們對留美工作或回國創業有概括認識。
出席同學會長們鼓掌感謝講者。(周菊子攝)
新上任的新英格蘭學聯會長鄭舜允當天在會中介紹幹部,分享學聯的新標誌(Logo),甫編印完成的學生手冊,暑期辦過的新生說明會,報告次日要辦中秋迎新烤肉,後續有職場發展座談會、2019新年園遊會,以及計畫中的三月初攬才博覽會等活動。她也預告了國慶酒會、同學將擔任接待大使及遊行升旗活動等。
同學會會長聯席會議的壓軸活動是分組討論,各組代表就「美國的健康保險以及就醫之探討」、「學聯與學生會之關係探討」、「駐波士頓辦事處和教育組可以為您做些什麼」、「文化差異與學業之瓶頸相關議題」、「性騷擾之防範與救助探討」等五項議題,以腦力激盪方式討論,交換資訊,分享觀察角度。                      許多同學會會長會後表示,講者和留學生顧問的經驗分享,的確可以幫助同學們減少在求學期間的不必要摸索和錯誤。
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波士頓同源會第三屆喬治霍爾獎 表揚四人

得獎人與嘉賓,學生合影。(周菊子攝)


(Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導) 波士頓同源會(CACA Boston)923日晚,假帝苑大酒樓舉辦第三屆「喬治霍爾(George F. Hoar)參議員及新英格蘭精神獎」,表揚四名政界及社區人士,鼓勵華人重視歷史,爭取權益,積極參政。
刻正競選羅德島州長的馮偉傑(左二)頒獎給康州參議員黃濤(中)。左一
為麻州眾議員Keiko Orall,右二維波士頓同源會會長譚颯雯(右二)。
(周菊子攝)
喬治霍爾是麻州康可鎮人,美國開國英雄之一Roger Sherman的外孫。1902年美國國會討論排華法案時,他是77人中唯一投反對票的參議員。波士頓同源會因而以他的名義設立獎項。
今年的獲獎人士分別為康州參議員黃濤(Tony Hwang),曾任美國駐梵蒂岡大使的前波士頓市長雷夫連(Ray Flynn),前牛頓市議員馬惠美、甫退休的塔芙茨大學政府及社區關係部主任盧貝(Barbara Rubel )
波士頓市議員愛德華費林(左一),波士頓前市長雷夫連(Ray Flynn)
兩父子,頒表揚狀給退休將官陳紹章(左二)。(周菊子攝)
應邀頂替聯邦眾議員劉雲平,擔任當晚主講人的是已退休美國首名華裔二星將官陳紹章(William S. Chen)。他藉詢問在場眾人有誰的祖輩當過鐵路工人,參加過二次世界大戰等問題指出,華人對美國的今日成就曾有許多貢獻,卻從未受到肯定。
201612月,曾參加二次世界大戰的菲律賓退伍軍人獲得了國會金章獎(Congressional Gold Medal),但推動頒發這國會金章獎給二次世界大戰華裔退伍軍人的法案,卻還在努力中。美國聯邦參議院經亞裔參議員Tammy Duckworth努力,甫於2018912日通過,但在聯邦眾議院部分還差103名議員聯署。
父親在二次世界大戰中是飛虎隊成員之一的陳紹章指出,如果華人們都努力催促各自選區議員支持,在年底前通過此案,今年十二月的紀念排華法案廢除75週年,就更有意義了。
波士頓同源會強調教育,文化的重要,邀相關人上上台。(周菊子攝)
            在台灣高雄出生,九歲移民來美的黃濤,當晚從羅德島州首名華裔市長,現在競選州長的馮偉傑手中接過獎座。他以喬治霍爾為引,強調美國是移民國家,各人的語言、文化背景不論差異多大,來到美國,就一樣都是美國人。他稱許雷夫連為民服務,不分黨派,堪為楷模,希望座中學子效法。
            波士頓同源會會長譚颯雯特地在會中指出,該會刻正針對青少籌辦項目,培訓他們的領導力,以及對中華傳統文化的認識與理解。
同源會全國論文比賽的波士頓優勝者,刻在波士頓大學就讀的黃曉琳,北牛頓高中的袁嘉熙,也在當晚領獎,依序各得獎金1000元,700元。


波士頓同源會董事們。(周菊子攝)

華埠土地信託會年會報告成果 爭取公地優先建可負擔住宅

右起,駱理德,梅清焉,劉仲岳,鄭繼良等董事主持會議。(周菊子攝)
(Boston Orange 周菊子整理報導)波士頓華埠社區土地信託會926日晚在信義大廈社區室舉行年會,報告三地段概況,說明爭取社區公共土地控制權,呼籲政府制定政策,公地用途優先考慮可負擔住宅,保留排屋,延續移民歷史記憶。
               華埠土地信託會當晚表示,該會去年成就之一是促使波士頓市政府通過了Airb&b等房屋短期租貸辦法,規定波士頓市內住宅,必須有屋主自住,才可短期出租,避免資本家以高價購買華埠屋宇,供短期出租,逼走華埠中低收入居民。
李素影現為華埠土地信託會會長。(周菊子攝)
               波士頓的華埠社區土地信託會是由一群關心華埠未來命運的熱心人士所建立,現有8名董事,一名主任。根據年會提供給出席者的年度報告,在2018會計年度內,該會的財政收入為50,575元,其中包括3萬元補助款,2萬元個別人士捐款。支出共37,395元,包括人事費用34,415元,辦公室1000元,會議及外展活動777元等。
出席會議者為做討論。(周菊子攝)
               該會的董事會,現由信義大廈居民,前昆士小學校長李素影擔任會長。其他幹部包括共同主席,華埠居民Jeffrey Hovis,書記,建築師鄭繼良,財政,堡壘村居民聯誼會主席梅清焉,以及社區歷史學者劉仲岳,大同村居民黃國威,髮廊業主Earnie Leung,乞臣街居民Arturo Gossage。前華人前進會行政主任駱理德,現為土地信託會主任。
               這場年會,主要由李素影,梅清焉,駱理德,鄭繼良,劉仲岳做說明,匯報該會從全市和社區層面角度出發,致力爭取公家土地由社區擁有及控制。他們主張優先建造永久性的可負擔住宅,正推動波士頓市府的鄰里發展局,以及市議員們訂定相關條例。
               他們的年度報告,分別就R112,以及黃述沾公園等3個地段,做了闡述。
               RI地段是在泰勒街上,現由塔芙茨大學用做停車場的一塊空地。華埠土地信託會正與麻省理工學院城市研究部學生合作,預定邀居民參與,研究如何把這塊地列入華埠整體規劃,轉由社區擁有或控制。
               12號地段是波士頓市府擁有,座落在雙樹酒店後面的一塊土地。亞美社區發展協會(ACDC)和千禧年合作夥伴,塔芙茨大學曾攜手提出一個土地發展案,打算建造一棟有171個單位,附有8000平方呎華埠圖書館的大樓。不過,華埠土地信託會強調須設法保持這些單位的可負擔性,也呼籲圖書館面積應擴大為15000平方呎。此案目前仍由相關單位研議中。
               黃述沾公園原名寶塔公園,座落在波士頓華埠和皮革區邊界的尼倫街(Kneeland)上,所有權歸麻州政府。華埠土地信託會與塔芙茨大學合作,還邀請居民參加的研討了如何改善公園設計,並提出長短期建議。
               在會中,華埠土地信託會強調,波士頓華埠曾是勞工,移民聚居地,排屋是該一歷史的象徵,希望能設法把這些排屋保留為永久性的可負擔住宅。
                           華人前進會行政主任陳秀珍,波士頓市議員愛德華費林的助手,當晚都出席了會議。(圖片已於27日發表)




Friday, September 28, 2018

2019 Boston Marathon® Qualifier Acceptances

2019 Boston Marathon® Qualifier Acceptances
Adjustments to Future Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards Also Announced

BOSTON - The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2019 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2019 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used in the 2012 through 2018 Boston Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 and will mark the 34th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock as its principal sponsor.

Qualifiers who were four minutes, 52 seconds (4:52) or faster than the qualifying time for their age group and gender have been accepted into the 2019 Boston Marathon. A total of 23,074 qualified applicants have been accepted to date or are in the process of being accepted, pending verification of their qualifying performance.

A total of 30,458 applications were received during the registration time period for qualifiers, a significant increase from recent years. With the increase in applications received, 7,384 qualifiers were unable to be accepted due to field size limitations. In cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route, the B.A.A. has set the field size for the 2019 Boston Marathon at 30,000 official entrants.

More than 80% of the 2019 Boston Marathon field will be comprised of athletes who have met the qualifying standards. The balance will consist of invitational entrants, including runners participating as part of the Boston Marathon’s Official Charity Program and John Hancock’s Non-Profit Program, as well as invited elite athletes. Participants who ran on behalf of more than 260 non-profit organizations raised $36.6 million for charity at the 2018 Boston Marathon.

After thoroughly reviewing this year’s applications, and comparing this year’s submission data to trends seen in the past five years, the B.A.A. also today announced adjusted qualifying standards for all age groups looking ahead to the 2020 Boston Marathon. This data-informed assessment and decision factors in the increase of faster times run by Boston Marathon qualifiers; the number of applicants within each age division and gender; and the annual number of applications received since 2014. Qualifying standards will be five minutes faster for all age groups, starting with the 2020 Boston Marathon.

“For countless runners, participating in and completing the Boston Marathon is a life-long athletic goal. We look forward to welcoming 30,000 participants from across the globe to the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon next April,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer. “The B.A.A. has worked hard to ensure an equitable and fair process for gaining entry into the Boston Marathon. Due to the unprecedented support and interest in being part of next year’s race, the B.A.A. unfortunately is unable to accept all deserving participants who achieved hard-earned qualifying times. We thank them for their running efforts and desire to run with us.”

Grilk continued: “We have adjusted the qualifying standards for the 2020 Boston Marathon, as the number of marathoners who have submitted applications to run the Boston Marathon has increased significantly during the most recent two registration years. We forecast the interest in running Boston as continuing. We know that the running community pays close attention to our qualifying times for their age group because they are important factors in their training, racing and race selection. As such, for the 2020 Boston Marathon, adjustments to all age group qualifying standards will be five minutes (5:00) faster than previous standards.”

Since 1970, the Boston Marathon has featured qualifying standards as a means of entry. The last time the B.A.A. updated qualifying standards was for the 2013 race, when all qualifying times regardless of age and gender were lowered by five minutes. A breakdown of adjusted Boston Marathon qualifying standards can be found below.

Registration for runners who met the B.A.A.’s Qualifying Standards for the 2019 Boston Marathon began on Monday, September 10 using a “rolling admission” schedule and continued through Saturday, September 15. Registration re-opened on Monday, September 17 and application submissions were received through Wednesday, September 19. Registration for the Boston Marathon is not first-come, first-served, but rather allows for a more systematic and orderly application procedure with the fastest qualifiers of those who submitted entries accepted.

  • 30,458 applications were received during the registration period for qualifiers.
  • 23,074 qualified applicants have been accepted to date or are in the process of being accepted, pending verification of their qualifying performance.
  • 7,384 applicants were unable to be accepted due to the large number of eligible qualifiers who submitted an application for entry combined with field size limitations.
  • This year’s ‘Cut-Off’ time needed to gain entry into the Boston Marathon was 4 minutes, 52 seconds or faster than the qualifying time for each respective age group and gender.

During the registration period, the breakdown of accepted Qualifiers was as follows:

  • 5,256 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
  • 8,620 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 10 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
  • 8,545 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 05 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.
  • 220 Qualifiers met their qualifying time by 4 minutes, 52 seconds or faster.
  • 433 Qualifiers were accepted based on finishing 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathons.
  • 270 Qualified Athletes with Disabilities have been accepted, or are expected to be accepted, through the conclusion of the Athletes with Disabilities registration period.

Qualifying performances for the 2019 Boston Marathon must have been run between September 16, 2017 and September 19, 2018. Notices to those accepted will be issued by the B.A.A via e-mail.

For reference, qualifiers needed to be three minutes, 23 seconds or faster than their age group and gender for the 2018 Boston Marathon; two minutes, nine seconds or faster for the 2017 Boston Marathon; two minutes, 28 seconds or faster for the 2016 Boston Marathon; one minute, two seconds or faster for the 2015 Boston Marathon; and one minute, 38 seconds or faster for the 2014 Boston Marathon. A history of Boston Marathon qualifying standards and cut-off times can be found here. Notices to those who submitted an application for entry but who were not accepted were also issued today.


2019 BOSTON MARATHON: Men’s Qualifying Standards and Accepted Times*

AGE GROUP
QUALIFYING STANDARD
QUALIFICATION TIMES ACCEPTED (faster than and including)
18-34
3hrs 05min 00sec
3hrs 00min 08sec
35-39
3hrs 10min 00sec
3hrs 05min 08sec
40-44
3hrs 15min 00sec
3hrs 10min 08sec
45-49
3hrs 25min 00sec
3hrs 20min 08sec
50-54
3hrs 30min 00sec
3hrs 25min 08sec
55-59
3hrs 40min 00sec
3hrs 35min 08sec
60-64
3hrs 55min 00sec
3hrs 50min 08sec
65-69
4hrs 10min 00sec
4hrs 05min 08sec
70-74
4hrs 25min 00sec
4hrs 20min 08sec
75-79
4hrs 40min 00sec
4hrs 35min 08sec
80 and older
4hrs 55min 00sec
4hrs 50min 08sec

2019 BOSTON MARATHON: Women’s Qualifying Standards and Accepted Times*

AGE GROUP
QUALIFYING STANDARD
QUALIFICATION TIMES ACCEPTED (faster than and including)
18-34
3hrs 35min 00sec
3hrs 30min 08sec
35-39
3hrs 40min 00sec
3hrs 35min 08sec
40-44
3hrs 45min 00sec
3hrs 40min 08sec
45-49
3hrs 55min 00sec
3hrs 50min 08sec
50-54
4hrs 00min 00sec
3hrs 55min 08sec
55-59
4hrs 10min 00sec
4hrs 05min 08sec
60-64
4hrs 25min 00sec
4hrs 20min 08sec
65-69
4hrs 40min 00sec
4hrs 35min 08sec
70-74
4hrs 55min 00sec
4hrs 50min 08sec
75-79
5hrs 10min 00sec
5hrs 05min 08sec
80 and older
5hrs 25min 00sec
5hrs 20min 08sec

* Qualified entrants for the 2019 Boston Marathon must have met the designated time standard that corresponds with their age group and gender in a certified marathon on or after September 16, 2017. Proof of qualification must accompany each athlete's application, and participants are required to be 18 years or older on Boston Marathon race day.


2020 BOSTON MARATHON: Updated Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Standards

AGE GROUP
MEN’S QUALIFYING STANDARDS
WOMEN’S QUALIFYING STANDARDS
18-34
3hrs 00min 00sec
3hrs 30min 00sec
35-39
3hrs 05min 00sec
3hrs 35min 00sec
40-44
3hrs 10min 00sec
3hrs 40min 00sec
45-49
3hrs 20min 00sec
3hrs 50min 00sec
50-54
3hrs 25min 00sec
3hrs 55min 00sec
55-59
3hrs 35min 00sec
4hrs 05min 00sec
60-64
3hrs 50min 00sec
4hrs 20min 00sec
65-69
4hrs 05min 00sec
4hrs 35min 00sec
70-74
4hrs 20min 00sec
4hrs 50min 00sec
75-79
4hrs 35min 00sec
5hrs 05min 00sec
80 and older
4hrs 50min 00sec
5hrs 20min 00sec

The qualifying window for the 2020 Boston Marathon began on Saturday, September 15, 2018, and will continue through the conclusion of 2020 Boston Marathon registration next fall. Registration dates for the 2020 Boston Marathon will be announced next year. Please note that the new qualifying standards do apply to valid marathon times run at races between September 15, 2018 and this announcement.