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Have you ever ran a Marathon & do you have the 411 on it's regulations/guidelines ?

Asked by Pretty_Lilly (4655points) April 18th, 2010

The Boston Marathon is being held today,I always thought marathons were open to the public as long as you were willing to run in the back & space was available but this site states the only way to run is to qualify by running another marathon within a specified time or to raise a +3k donation ? This year the race was limited to 25,000 entries,I cannot believe they are all well conditioned athletes or people willing to donate $3,000.
Also do they have different starting waves for the elite runners, seriously trying win the race and/or set a new world record ?

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The Boston Marathon’s time requirements are unique. For most marathons, you’re right—anyone who registers can run it. Just being able to run Boston is an accomplishment.

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