Media Information

The 119th Boston Marathon is on April 20, 2015

MEDIA CREDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

The media credential application process for the 119th Boston Marathon is scheduled to open on Monday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

MEDIA COVERAGE GUIDELINES

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IMPORTANT NOTES

  • WBZ-TV is the official local broadcaster, and Universal Sports is the official national television network of the 2015 Boston Marathon.
  • Media members with questions about media credentials and access to the Boston Marathon should contact Chris Conley at the B.A.A. Phone: 617-778-1629.
  • ALL INDIVIDUAL MEDIA MEMBERS MUST PICK-UP INDIVIDUAL CREDENTIALS FROM THE RACE WEEK PRESS ROOM AT THE FAIRMONT COPLEY PLAZA HOTEL.

2015 MEDIA CREDENTIAL PICKUP SCHEDULE

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PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT

For Boston Marathon, and other Boston Athletic Association information, please contact media@baa.org.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.