Boston Marathon Announced Historic Change For Those Who Want To Run
According to WBUR, the Boston Marathon will welcome nonbinary people to run in the race in 2023. They will not have to register as members of the women's or man's categories.
The organizers of the race, recently announced and released this news. This will be 127th marathon and is a huge spectator's sport. With so many runners and on-lookers, it has always been an important event in Boston.
They are expecting about 30,000 runners to join in and sign up for this historic race.
They marathon officials are working to nail down "qualifying standards" for nonbinary runners and the applications will now have a "nonbinary" gender box.
According to the article, the organization has said,
We view this first year as an opportunity to learn and grow together.
The Boston Marathon is just the latest to add this category for nonbinary athletes but other marathons including the Brooklyn marathon and other races have been implementing this as well.
A pro-miler runner and nonbinary person, Nikki Hiltz tweeted this when she heard the news,
There’s still so much work to be done but I’m thrilled that nonbinary runners are being acknowledged by the Boston Marathon and BAA
The Boston Marathon will be held on April 17, 2023. If you are interested in running in the Boston Marathon, click here to register.