I was so excited when my friend Vince Massa messaged me this morning and asked me what wave and corral I was in for the Boston Marathon next month. I told him that I didn't know that had been released and jumped to the B.A.A website to check my placement!
Bib number: 22108
Looks like my start time is 10:50am!
From other social media posts, it appears that there are a lot of really fast runners this year as lots of folks are further back in the waves/corrals as in years past. Me? This will be my first Boston Marathon so I am just happy to be there!
If you are interested in how waves were determined, this years race will consist of 4 waves, with 8 corrals per wave. This is how the B.A.A. determined where to put you:
- If your qualifying time was 2:25:00 - 3:09:49, you would be in Wave 1 (starting at 10:00 AM).
- If your qualifying time was 3:09:50 - 3:28:17, you would be in Wave 2 (starting at 10:25 AM).
- If your qualifying time was 3:28:18- 3:50:47, you would be in Wave 3 (starting at 10:50 AM).
- If your qualifying time was 3:50:48 and slower, you would be in Wave 4 (starting at 11:15 AM)
Where are you?