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Monday, March 15, 2021

第125屆波士頓馬拉松預2萬人參賽 4月23日前受理報名

(Boston Orange 編譯)波士頓體育協會(BAA)(13)日宣佈,第125屆波士頓馬拉松賽將於1011日舉行,預計2萬人參加。420日至423日,該會官網體育村(Athlete’s Village)這平台將受理親自參賽的報名。

波士頓體育會執行長Tom Grilk表示,該會一直和地方及州,市政府等合作夥伴保持密切聯繫,以訂定適當的,容許跑者保持社交安全距離的賽跑場地。尤其是起跑點和終點更加重要。因此今年除了場地較前幾年小之外,還會採行更嚴格的規定,以確保參加者及大眾的健康。

             420日美東時間早上10點起,任何達到波士頓馬拉松賽現有合格時間標準者,都可上網報名。該會將採先到先得方式,在423日美東時間下午5點截止收件。

             往年報名時間長達2週,並以跑步成績最快者為優先。今年由於時間較短,所有符合資格者可在報名期間的任何時間上網登記。

             挑選過程將和往年一樣。申請者在42023日之間遞交的資格及跑步時間,將由波士頓體育會確認並照合格時間標準排序。波士頓體育會將待審核完畢後,通知獲選參賽者。

             完成比賽者將可獲得紀念第125屆波士頓馬拉松賽的特別版獨角獸獎牌。

             2021年波士頓馬拉松賽的符合資格期間從2018915日起算。該日期以後在USATFAIMS,或者其他外國等同資格賽的符合資格時間,都可用於報名本屆比賽。虛擬馬拉松賽的時間,不能用於報名參加波士頓馬拉松賽。

             殘障組和適應計畫也將遵循42023日的報名時間。查詢資格標準等時間,可上波士頓馬拉松賽官網。

             有意參加波士頓馬拉松慈善賽者,可從420日起報名組隊。2020年波士頓體育會官方慈善賽及2020約翰漢考克非牟利項目隊伍將獲邀參加2021年賽事。

            波士頓體育會今年還將舉行虛擬波士頓馬拉松賽,以慶祝第125屆比賽。這一虛擬賽將於108日至10日舉行,面向首7萬名報名者開放。這一比賽將從330日美東時間早上10點起,在體育村官網上受理報名。

 125th Boston Marathon Field Size Established As 20,000 Entrants

Registration will take place Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23

BOSTON—The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced the field size for the 125th Boston Marathon scheduled for Monday, October 11, 2021 will be 20,000 entrants. Registration for the in-person race will take place Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 23, 2021.

“The B.A.A. has been working in close coordination with our local, city, and state partners to establish an appropriate field size that will allow for social distancing throughout the course, especially at the start and finish,” said Tom Grilk, President and C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “In addition to a smaller field than in previous years, we will have significant additional protocols in place to ensure participant and public health. We are committed to making the oldest annual marathon in the world as safe as possible in October.”

Registration for the 125th Boston Marathon will be held through the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athlete’s Village. Beginning Tuesday, April 20 at 10:00AM ET, any athlete who has achieved a currently valid Boston Marathon qualifying time may submit a registration application within Athletes’ Village. Registration for the in-person 2021 Boston Marathon is not first come, first-served and applications will be accepted until 5:00PM ET on Friday, April 23. In prior years, registration was held over the course of two weeks with the fastest qualifiers registering first. Due to the shorter timeline this year, all qualifiers may register at any point during the registration week window.

The selection process will remain consistent with prior years: applications and qualifying times submitted between April 20 and April 23 will be verified and ranked by the B.A.A. based on the amount of time an athlete has run under their respective qualifying standard. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance once the B.A.A. has verified all qualifying times and applications. Finishers of the in-person race will receive a special edition Unicorn medal in honor of the 125th anniversary year.

The qualifying window for the 2021 Boston Marathon opened on September 15, 2018. Any valid qualifying time run on or after that date may be used to submit a Boston Marathon registration application. Qualifying times must be achieved at USATF, AIMS, or foreign equivalent certified races; times from virtual marathons cannot be used for Boston Marathon qualifying purposes. Achieving a qualifying time does not guarantee acceptance of entry into the Boston Marathon. The B.A.A. will not predict a “cut-off” time. Registration for Para Athletics Divisions and Adaptive Programs will also follow the April 20–23 registration timeline. Information on Para Athletics qualifying standards can be found on the B.A.A.’s website.

Anyone interested in running for a member of the Boston Marathon Official Charity Program may apply to a team beginning on Tuesday, April 20. Organizations that comprised the 2020 B.A.A. Official Charity Program and 2020 John Hancock Non-Profit Program will receive invitational entries for the 2021 race. Each nonprofit organization manages its own application process, athlete selection, fundraising minimums, deadlines, and requirements.

In addition to the in-person road race, the B.A.A. is also holding a historic virtual Boston Marathon in celebration of the 125th running of the Boston Marathon. The virtual marathon will take place over race weekend October 8–10, and will be open to the first 70,000 registrants. Registration for the virtual race will open on Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00AM ET through the B.A.A.’s Athletes’ Village. Applicants who are not accepted into the in-person Boston Marathon and want to run virtually will have the opportunity to register for the virtual event.

Additional information on entry fees for the in-person and virtual races, COVID-19 safety measures, and participant requirements will be announced in the coming weeks.

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