I will be 44 when I run my qualifying race, but will be 45 when I run the Boston Marathon. What is my qualifying time?
Your qualifying time is based on your age on the day of the Boston Marathon, thus your qualifying time will be 3hrs 25 min – and you can be 44 when you run your qualifying race.
For more information on qualifying times, click here
I wasn’t able to participate in the Boston Marathon. Is it possible to have my t-shirt mailed to me?
We will mail t-shirts to all registered runners who were unable to participate and have requested one. This process can take 2-4 weeks.
How do I enter the B.A.A. Half Marathon through the official charity program?
While there is no 'official charity' program for the B.A.A. Half Marathon like there is for the Boston Marathon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund field a large team of runners every year who, through fundraising, help them further cancer research.
If you have lost your card, please come to the Replacement Number Pick-Up booth at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo with a valid photo ID, and a duplicate will be reissued to you. This booth will be located in the Number Pick-Up area.
When will I be notified of my acceptance into the Boston Marathon?
Please allow approximately four weeks for application processing. We must receive official results from the race of your qualifying marathon before we can verify your time. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email and/or notification by United States Postal Service mail.
When can I expect to receive my Boston Marathon Finishers' Certificate and Racers' Record Book?
Boston Marathon Finisher Certificates will be mailed out along with the Official 2015 Boston Marathon Racers' Record Book. We take great pride in the production of these two items, so keep an eye out for delivery by the end of July.
What do I do if I cannot complete the B.A.A. Half Marathon once I have begun?
Stop for assistance and direction at one of the medical assistance stations on the course, provided by the B.A.A. Sweep buses are available to pick up runners who are unable to finish. Finish-area facilities officially close at approximately 11:00 a.m., with timing closing 2.5 hours after the last participant crosses the start line.
I am a runner interested in joining a Boston Marathon official charity team. How can I apply?
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If I improve my Boston Marathon qualifying time, how do I submit it to the B.A.A.?
If you improve your qualifying time from the time you used to register, please use the button below to fill our a updated registration time:
Once verified, it'll be applied to your entry. Registrations cannot be updated after February 1, 2015.
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.