Can I wear headphones in the Boston Marathon?
While the B.A.A. discourages the use of iPods and headphones, we do not impose a ban on wearing such devices in the Boston Marathon except for the elite men and women and all those eligible for prize money. Many runners choose not to wear headphones, and instead listen to the crowd cheer them to Boylston Street.
How can I pick up my B.A.A. Half Marathon bib number if I haven't received it before the race?
Where will I find medical attention during the B.A.A. Half Marathon?
Medical personnel will be available to give emergency care, as well as attend to non-critical injuries at miles 0.7, 2.0, 4.5, 7.5, 11.2, 12.0 and the finish.
What do I do if I don’t receive or if I lose my B.A.A. Half Marathon Bib Number?
Who can I contact about B.A.A. sponsorship opportunities?
Where do I get my B.A.A. Half Marathon medal after I finish the race?
Just keep moving through the finish area. Your medal will be awarded to you with your water and post-race refreshments.
How can I pick up my Boston Marathon bib number if I haven’t received my Official Number Pick-up card in the mail?
Will photographs be taken along the Half Marathon course and at the finish, and how can I order these pictures?
Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon will have their bib numbers mailed to them in advance of the race. Please remember to bring your bib number with you on the day of the event. If you have not received your bib number within one week of the event, please contact the B.A.A. at email@example.com.
Please handle your bib with care. Your timing device will be attached to the back of your bib, and if it's bent too much, it will not record your time along the route.
If I entered my Boston Marathon application information incorrectly, will I not be entered into the race?
As your qualifying time is verified, we may find that your name was misspelled, your zip code was wrong, or other minor mistakes with your application. As long as your qualifying time can be verified, these mistakes should not jeopardize your entry into the Boston Marathon. You will be contacted by the B.A.A. eventually to correct this information.
1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon
The starting field of 38,708 for the centennial race stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions. The historic 100th Boston Marathon was monumental for another reason. It was the first time that a chip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon.