Meta Description: The Boston Marathon, a major marathon held annually in the Greater Boston area, is an internationally renowned competition. The event starts in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and finishes 26.2 miles later at Copley Square in downtown Boston. As of 2014, over 21 thousand runners participate annually.
Boston Marathon is recognized as the world’s oldest yearly marathon, dating way back to 1897. It is traditionally held on Patriots’ Day, which falls on the third Monday of April. The Boston Marathon is widely considered to be the world’s most prestigious long-distance running competition and has inspired many similar events worldwide.
The Boston Marathon can trace its roots to the original marathon held in Greece in 490 B.C., and since its inception it has grown to become a high-profile event that attracts elite athletes from around the world. Women were allowed to compete for the first time in 1966, and wheelchair divisions were added in 1983. In 1996, the race was officially named as a member of the World Marathon Majors (WMM), an organization which ranks marathons by a formula that takes into account performance and popularity with participating runners. In 2006, The Boston Marathon became one of six WMM events whose winners are eligible to win $500,000 if they break certain running records.
Boston Marathon 2022 took place in April 18. Talking of the winners, on the professional men’s category, the Kenyan Evans Chebet won the race after crossing the finish line within 2:06:51, followed by the Kenyan Lawrence Cherono who took 2:07:21 time to finish the race.
On the professional women category, Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir was the fastest finish runner who took 2:21:02 to finish the race. She was followed closely by Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh, who crossed the finish line after runing for 2 hours, 21 minutes and 6 seconds.
For Men’s Handcycles, Alfredo Delossantos of the US was the first FinishRacer (1:08:40), while Dustin Baker of the UAS came second (1:15:52). For Women’s Handcycles, Wendy Larsen of the US was the FinishRacer (1:35:20), while Devann Murphy of the US came second (1:4:23).
Boston Marathon 2022 Date
The Boston Marathon 2022 was held on April 18. This was the 126th event of its kind. The 125th Boston Marathon 2021 was pushed to October from April because of the pandemic, while the 124th Boston Marathon was held virtually in 2020.
Boston Marathon 2022 Registration
Participating in Boston Marathon is hard enough as you have to compete against the world’s best athletes. However, you are required to meet all the Boston Marathon qualifications and register for the event before you can be allowed to participate.
Qualifying times for the race have slightly changed over the recent years. The qualifying times are usually based on how old you will be on the set date for the event, in this case, it was 18th April, 2022. Everyone is required to meet the following requirements to register for, and participate in the event:
- You must be 18 years or older
- Achieve the qualifying time on any of the certified courses that have been aproved by U.S.A. Track and Field
About 24,000 athletes applied for the April 18 race over the 5-day registration window. After receiving the applications, the B.A.A verified and confirmed all the qualifying time submissions before sending a notice of acceptance to every qualified applicants on December 2021.
Boston Marathon 2022 Qualifying Times
When it comes to registration, fastest runners have the privilege to register first. In the event that applicants registering for this race exceeds the specified number, you’ll need even a faster time. Otherwise, surviving the cut-off might not be possible.
Like always, applicants must meet all the qualification requirements within a one-year period before the date of Boston Marathon. So, for you to qualify for the April race, the qualifying time you must achieve is between about 7 and 19 months prior to the April race.
Therefore, the qualifying window for the Boston Marathon 2022 that took place on April 18 was November 8 to November 12, 2021. Since 1013, this was the first time the cut-off time was 0 minutes and 0 seconds.
Boston Half Marathon 2022
B.A.A or the Boston Athletic Association Half Marathon furthers the B.A.A mission, especially of promoting fitness and health, as well as highlights the beauty of Emerald Necklace park system of Boston and Brookline. The event is presented to the world by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Boston Half Marathon 2022 is scheduled for November 13, 2022. It will be on a Sunday.
The race begins at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park and covers 13.1 miles before ending at the same place.
Boston Marathon 2022 Charity
The Boston Marathon Association selected 43 organization for the B.A.A’s Official Charity Program to join the Boston Marathon 2022. Five new charity organizations joined the Official Charity Program of the B.A.A. This was the 33rd year or this kind of program.
The B.A.A. selected only nonprofit charity organizations that raised 14.2 million US dollars through the program during the 2022 event. Combined with what all the other invited and qualified participants, together with what the John Hancock Non-Profit Program raised, the monies summed up to 26.6 million dollars.
Boston Marathon 2022 Jacket
The 2022 Boston Marathon jacket is a celebration of 50 years since 1972 when the first female runner took part in the Boston Marathon. The jacket is available in green, purple, and blue editions. It was revealed to and made available on the Adidas official site.
The jacket features the official Boston Marathon logo and is made from 100% recycled content, including post-consumer household waste and cutting scraps. It features reflective strips, cuffed sleeves, and a mesh lining. You can buy the jacket at 120 US dollars.
Boston Marathon 2022 Entry List
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) offered their entry list for the 2022 Boston Marathon with color coded bid numbers. Red bibs (numbers 261-7,800) were assigned to Wave 1 for 10:00 a.m. start time. White bibs (numbers 8,000-15,999) were assigned to Wave 2 for 10:25 a.m. start time, while Blue bibs (numbers 16,000-23,999) were assigned to Wave 3 for 10:50 a.m. as starting time.
Boston Marathon 2022 Field Size
The 126th Boston Marathon held in April 2022 featured a field size of a whopping 30,000 participants. This was great for runners, especially those who had missed out in the 2021 October race, which had a reduced field size.
Boston Marathon 2022 Start Time
The usual day and time prime time of the Boston Marathon is usually the third Monday of April at 9.am. ET.
The men’s wheelchair kicked off at 9:02 a.m. and the women’s wheelchair kicked off at 9:05 a.m. the duos group and handcycles group departed at 9:37 a.m., before the professional women’s division, which kicked off at 9:45 a.m. The para athletics division was the last race to take off at 9:50 a.m.
Boston Marathon 2022 Cutoff Prediction
The B.A.A. allowed everyone who ran a qualifying time for their gender and age group to participate in the April 18, 2022 race provided they submitted their application during the specified registration window. In other words, the cutoff time was 0 minutes 0 seconds.
It was very difficult to get the cutoff prediction right before B.A.A. announced the field size. However, once the announcement regarding field size was made, many people did not predict the 0 minutes 0 seconds cutoff time.