What do I do if I cannot complete the Boston Marathon after I have started?
Stop for assistance and direction at one of the 26 Red Cross aid stations along the course. Sweep buses pick up runners at every Red Cross station with drop-off at the finish area medical tent. Aid stations along the course close at staggered times during the day. Finish area facilities officially close six hours after the last runner crosses the start line in Hopkinton. (About 6:00 p.m.)
Where do I get my medal after I finish the Boston Marathon?
Just keep moving forward! We'll get you your medal at the same time we get you your mylar blanket, water, and other post-race refreshments.
Are bikes, skates, baby joggers/strollers, or dogs allowed on the B.A.A. Half Marathon course?
No. For safety reasons, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, skateboards and like vehicles of any kind, and animals are not permitted on the B.A.A. Half Marathon course.
When will I receive my confirmation postcard in the mail? Do I need to have this document to claim my bib in April?
Boston Marathon confirmation postcards were mailed out via USPS in late October. It may take up to several weeks for international postcards to arrive. Please note that your confirmation postcard is simply an additional notification of your acceptance into the Boston Marathon, and you do not need to bring it with you to claim your bib number on race weekend.
What do I do if I don’t receive or if I lose my Boston Marathon Number Pick-up Card?
Bring a government issued photo I.D. to the card replacement desk in the Number Pick-up area, and we will issue a new card. A Number Pick-up Card must be presented in order to receive your number.
I am not an officially registered runner in the Boston Marathon. Can I take the bus from Boston to the start in Hopkinton or is there public transportation to Hopkinton?
Where and when will B.A.A. Half Marathon results be posted?
Are B.A.A. Half Marathon awards presented according to official ("gun") time, or net time?
All prize money winners will be decided by gun time. All age group division awards will be awarded by net time.
Will there be clocks along the B.A.A. Half Marathon course?
Digital clocks, positioned at every mile and at the finish line, will indicate the unofficial time from the starter's gun. For more information on the course map, click the button below: