Media Information

The 118th Boston Marathon is on April 21, 2014

118TH BOSTON MARATHON MEDIA

The media credential application process for the 118th Boston Marathon has now closed. Our media credential application process opened on February 3, and closed on February 28. If you have further questions, please email Chris Conley at conley@baa.org.

Due to a high level of media interest for the 2014 Boston Marathon, we are still processing credential applications. We will notify media of their assignments as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.

ONLINE MEDIA GUIDE

John Hancock Financial, in partnership with the Boston Athletic Association, presents the 2014 Boston Marathon Online Media Guide at http://www.bostonmarathonmediaguide.com/

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE READ AND REVIEW THE 2014 MEDIA COVERAGE GUIDESLINE AT THE BUTTONS BELOW (you must be logged in to view the guidelines):

Television News Access Guidelines - click here 

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO BROADCAST GUIDELINES
Updated April 9, 2014

Internet Streaming & Web-Based Guidelines - click here 

  • WBZ-TV is the official local broadcaster, and Universal Sports is the official national television network of the 2014 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.

 

2014 MEDIA CREDENTIAL PICKUP SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 21, 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 

2014 BOSTON MARATHON EVENT MAPS

To view maps from Boston Marathon Weekend events, click the button below:

More Information - Click Here

 

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MEDIA ACCESS

  • Media credentials provide access to press rooms and press areas.
  • There are seven credentialed press areas: general access, photo start area, men's press truck, men’s TV truck, women’s press truck, women’s TV truck, and photo bridge.
  • Media personnel receiving credentials for the press trucks, photo start area or photo bridge also will be allowed admittance to the press room and press conferences.
  • A PRESS CREDENTIAL IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE PRESS ROOM AND THE POST-RACE PRESS CONFERENCE.
  • Media credentials for the Boston Marathon are distributed by the B.A.A. solely for the purpose of providing media coverage of the Boston Marathon.
  • Any other use of images obtained through the access provided by credentials in areas requiring credential access will be considered unauthorized and will result in the revoke of media credentials for this year and credentials not granted in future years.
  • Non media usage includes but is not limited to stock availability, sale of images to outlets which are not media.
  • For security purposes, a social security number or foreign passport number will be required for access to the photo bridge.

 

TELEVISION

  • WBZ-TV is the official local broadcaster, and Universal Sports is the official national television network of the 2014 Boston Marathon.
  • UniversalSports.com is one of the B.A.A.'s online partners and will stream the race live in the U.S. to Universal subscribers.
  • Certain restrictions apply for internet and television outlets within and outside of the Boston ADI.
  • A copy of the B.A.A.'s Internet and News Access Guidelines will be provided upon submission of the media credential form and acceptance of conditions is required prior to distribution of media credentials and access into B.A.A.-controlled area at and surrounding the event.
  • For still/digital images, logo requests, log-in information on the B.A.A.'s media page, as well as video or film footage requests please contact Marc Davis (mdavis@baa.org).

 

PRESS ROOMS
For credentialed media, the B.A.A. and John Hancock will provide complete press room facilities at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, located near the finish line at Copley Square.

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT
For Boston Marathon, and other Boston Athletic Association information, please contact the B.A.A.'s
Communications Manager:
Marc Davis (telephone: 617-236-1652 ext. 2633)
or
Director of Marketing and Communications:
Jack Fleming (telephone: 617-236-1652 ext. 2627)

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

In 1966, Bobbi Gibb was the first female to run the Boston Marathon.