Boston Athletic AssociationIf you were hoping to run the Boston Marathon in 2009 and you haven’t registered yet, then you are going to have to work a little harder to get in:

Registration is closed for the 2009 Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon does not have a waiting list, late registration on race weekend, or race day registration.

The names of all official entrants are published on the B.A.A. web site.

Please note that bib numbers are not transferrable. Those attempting to transfer their bib numbers, as well as those in receipt of a transferred entry, will be disqualified.

The Boston Athletic Association thanks you for your cooperation.

The 114th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday, April 19, 2010; tentatively, applications will begin to be accepted in September 2009.

If you already registered for the race but you can’t find your name in the entrant’s database, don’t worry just yet. It may take time for them to verify your qualifying results and they may (or may not) still have some paper applications to process.

As of this moment, there are about 20,000 people in the entrants database, with an estimated 25,000 that are going to be allowed to run this year.

If you haven’t registered yet and you want to run, then you had better see if any local charities or clubs have any entries that they’d be willing to give you. If you raise money for the official charities, you can usually get into the race after official registrations have closed.

(More Info: Registration / Press ReleaseEntrant’s Database)