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Boston Marathon

Each year TVFR receives a limited number of invitational entries to the Boston Marathon through the Boston Athletic Association (BAA).  Members interested in applying for one of these entries must have a minimum of 1 year tenure as of December 1st.  Entries will be selected based on a point system where runners can accumulate points from October through September.  Applications will be accepted in November, and recipients announced at the December monthly business meeting.  Recipients are responsible for paying their own entry fee.  Current Standings.

Points are calculated as follows:

Category Examples Possible Points
Officer Pres, Vice-Pres, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership
12
Race Director Each race
8
Program Lead Series Coordinator, track coach, website, uniform chief, grand prix director, timing coordinator, social media director, banquet coordinator, BTU captain (refreshment, parking, road crew, water stop, and registration)
6
Volunteer Before event
1
Volunteer During event
3
Volunteer After event
1
Volunteer BAA 5K, 10K, half, and Boston Marathon water stop
5
Volunteer Track Kids coach, per week
?
Soup Host All family members, per occasion
2
Soup Cook In your crock, per occasion
1
Soup Group Run 7 or more
3
Soup Group Run 4-6
2
Soup Group Run 1-3
1
Business Meetings 7 or more meetings
3
Business Meetings 4-6 meetings
2
Business Meetings 1-3 meetings
1
Track Attendance 7 or more
3
Track Attendance 4-6
2
Track Attendance 1-3
1
Weekly Trail Runs 7 or more
3
Weekly Trail Runs 4-6
2
Weekly Trail Runs 1-3
1
Weekly Pond Runs 7 or more runs
3
Weekly Pond Runs 4-6 runs
2
Weekly Pond Runs 3 runs or less
1
USATF Runner for TVFR TVFR team rep per race
1
TVFR series runner TVFR team rep for Grand Prix races, per race
1
TVFR Owned Race Runner Per race
1
Referrals 1 point per referral
1

For all weekly runs and USATF races, the sign-up page closes 36 hours after the event starts.  No credit will be awarded for any such event - including USATF races - if you don't sign up under your login.  Guest sign-ups aren't counted.  All sign-ups are on the honor system; if you sign up and are not able to attend you need to cancel before the page closes as well.

To receive credit for USATF races, you must sign up on this website by 36 hours after race start.

The executive committee can award extra points for special situations.  The award of points will be included in announcements at meetings, recorded in meeting minutes, and tracked on the Boston Points page on the TVFR website.

Referral points are for new memberships, not number of new members.  You cannot earn points for reinstatements.  If more then one person makes a referral, each person receives a point.

You may not receive a race bib in 2 consecutive years.

Participation points are non-transferrable to other members.

Bibs are non-transferable.  If you are unable to run, then you must return your number and it will be awarded to the next person in line.