Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon has opened today. The BAA has expanded the ’14 field by providing 9000 additional spots to allow for runners who weren’t able to finish last year’s race due to the bombings near the finish line on Boylston Street. The approximately 5600 runners who didn’t finish the race (and were at least past halfway) because of the bombings have already been pre-registered for the ’14 race.
The actual registration process for qualified runners will operate just as it has in the past with priority given to the fastest qualifiers in each age group.
The 2014 race, which will be held on April 21st, will also have another twist. More than 100,000 daffodils will be planted along the marathon course in October and hopefully will flower in April. The yellow daffodils are the same color as the Boston Marathon logo.
About 36,000 runners are expected for the 118th Boston.
Go to www.baa.org to register.