October 19, 2010
Video Statement from the B.A.A. and Executive Director Guy Morse
The 115th Boston Marathon opened registration on Monday, October 18 and the field filled faster than ever before, closing approximately eight hours later at 5:03 p.m. (ET) Regretfully, the event is unable to accept additional entrants. We understand the disappointment of those who were unable to register, and we appreciate the cooperation, questions, and comments we have received from runners not accepted.
The B.A.A. is continually analyzing the process through which the field size limit is reached. While we strive to accommodate as many runners as possible in the Boston Marathon, our objective is to maintain a quality racing experience for all entrants.
In a question-and-answer session conducted on October 19, B.A.A. Executive Director Guy Morse said registration was "unprecedented."
The entire question-and-answer session, with Guy Morse, is available here: