The Boston Athletic Association has allocated 50 invitational entries to the Town of Hopkinton for the 2023 Boston Marathon, the town announced.
The Select Board will set the number distribution policy at its Oct. 11 meeting.
It is expected that the application period will open on Oct. 12 and close on Oct. 26. Following the application period, random distribution of the entries will take place on Nov. 1. This schedule is to afford local organizations ample time to find runners for the 2023 Boston Marathon, according to a town press release.
“We are grateful to receive invitational entries from the Boston Athletic Association to allocate to a number of local organizations that work endlessly to give back to the community throughout the year,” said Vasudha Dutta, the town’s project manager for the program.
Added Town Manager Norman Khumalo: “Our local organizations do so much for the Hopkinton community, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate them in this way. We are looking forward to another great year of representation for our local organizations.”
On a yearly basis, beginning in 2013, the Select Board has distributed invitational entries received from the BAA to registered non-profit organizations undertaking public service activities within the Town of Hopkinton as well as town departments, boards and committees that perform Boston Marathon functions. Last year, 33 non-governmental organizations raised a total of $390,065.58.