While the B.A.A. discourages the use of iPods and headphones, we do not impose a ban on wearing such devices in the B.A.A. Half Marathon except for the elite men and women and all those eligible for prize money.
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.
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?
How can I pick up my B.A.A. Half Marathon bib number if I haven't received it before the race?
Registrants of the 2012 B.A.A. Half Marathon should receive their bib number in the mail by October 3, 2012. If you do not receive your bib number by this date, send a detailed e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are changing your address between now and the Half Marathon on October 7, please let the B.A.A. know, so your bib number is sent to your correct location.
Who can I contact about B.A.A. sponsorship opportunities?
If you are interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities with the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. Half Marathon, or any B.A.A. event, please contact T.K. Skenderian at email@example.com.
Are headphones permitted in B.A.A. races?
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.
Will photographs be taken along the Half Marathon course and at the finish, and how can I order these pictures?
1920 - Ashland Start
The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.