Not very scientific, yet, but the cutoff from the serious responses would be ~6:00.
Interestingly, the other times that would make it are between 7 and 41 minutes. Maybe someone with a better time is more likely to respond, but early results indicate a fairly large cutoff.
Think it’ll be between 4:30 and 6:30. Though maybe I’m just a natural optimist. Psychologically I have to believe that the distribution will be a bit more on the close to the BQ side because of the lack of a cutoff in recent years.
I thought the original Reddit post was a joke. I didn't realize there are that many runners on there. I thought it was all people talking about drugs and anime. Thanks for the link.
I’m not even a Reddit guy persay but there’s surprisingly good discourse on almost everything. And shockingly bad on many topics as well. So yeah…
I'm hearing talk that they are changing the procedure for 2025. A super-standard ( 10-15 minutes faster than the BQ now) where you automatically get in and then a lottery among everyone else who has the BQ
Bring it on.
14:27 under the standard. I'm benefitting from an age group jump, however. Ran my BQ race as a 39-year-old, but will be 40 on race day.
That’s what NYC does with a pretty insignificant distinction of a more restrictive lottery for BQ qualifiers only. Doesn’t make sense to me, just go up another 5 minutes and keep it meritocratic. I don’t really believe as a society were gonna all just unceasingly get better at running. This a slight boom with shoe tech making a large impact.
That may not be enough. Based on the current sample, the cut off would be around 15 minutes.
Yeah $230. I think I'll be okay. lol
Dumb. This would kill what makes Boston Boston.
BAA site still says registration details for 2025 will announced after 2024 race is run. So they could still change it. I doubt a lottery is on the table.
On a side note, on that same page they list suggested marathon calendars for marathon guide, runnersworld and race raves ( never heard of that one). I wonder why they don’t have findmymarathon on there. To me is the most Boston-centric one out there.
The article states that 'Registration Details' will be after the '24 run. It didn't say the 'Qualification Details'. BAA would typically announce any change to qualifying standards at the beginning of the Qualifying Period (beginning of Sept).
21:47 (i'm > 60)
I'm a dummy. I used my NYC time (-5:30), when I should have used my CHI time (-13.20), so now I have to sweat it out (though assuming I will be cut out).
Apopos of nothing, most of the new people now posting in that Reddit thread are in the 4:00-6:00 range
Registration fees aren't charged if you're not accepted into the race. Sadly, I've been through this twice.