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Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:info@baa.org
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
“The Starting Line”/One Ash St.
Hopkinton MA 01748
phone: 508-435-6905
fax: 508-435-6590
e-mail: registration@baa.org

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, the race will be broadcast live on television nationally on Universal Sports Network and locally on WBZ-TV. The Boston Marathon will also be streamed live online at http://watchlive.baa.org/.

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You may move BACK to a higher corral, but you can not more forward to a lower corral. This kind of movement should be kept to a minimum given the amount of space allocated to each corral. However, we encourage all runners to line up in the corral to which they have assigned.
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No, please do not run if you have not been officially entered in the race. Race amenities along the course and at the finish, such as fluids, medical care, and traffic safety, are provided based on the number of official entrants. Any addition to this by way of unofficial participants, adversely affects our ability to ensure a safe race for everyone.

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If your Number Pick Up Card does not reach you before race weekend, please be sure to bring a photo ID with you to Number Pick-Up at the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo located at the Hynes Convention Center. Go to the "Replacement Number Pick-Up Cards" booth near number pick-up, show your valid photo id, and a volunteer will print a new card for you. You will use that new card to pick up your number.

New for the 2014 Boston Marathon, we are requiring that all participants claim their own bib number at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo during normal expo hours. Friends or family will not be allowed to claim your bib number for you.

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Information Centers are located in several places through the city on race weekend:

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

Friday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Copley Square
Saturday, April 18, TBA
Sunday, April 19, TBA
Monday, April 20, TBA

Hopkinton Athletes’ Village
Monday, April 21, TBA

Family Meeting Area
Stuart Street in Boston’s Back Bay
Monday, April 21, TBA

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Numbers and entry fees are non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferable. You may NOT give your number to someone else.

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Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon/lime flavor) are the official fluids provided approximately every mile along the course as well as the start and finish areas.

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Poland Spring water, Gatorade, PowerBar, light refreshments, entertainment, tenting and portable toilets will be provided in the Village. Only official runners and volunteers will be allowed to enter the Village.

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1994 - Uta Pippig

Uta Pippig of Germany won the first of her three consecutive victories in 1994, winning in course record time.