Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
One Ash Street
Hopkinton MA 01748

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.


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.


The B.A.A. is proud to offer Half Marathon participants hotel accommodation through Marathon Tours and Travel at the Sheraton Boston. Located 3.1 miles from Franklin Park at 39 Dalton Street, a block of rooms at the Sheraton Boston Hotel has been held through our partners at Marathon Tours and Travel. Guests may choose rooms for single or double occupancy, with room rates beginning at $265.00 (rates are per room, per night based on single or double occupancy; excluding taxes). A special shuttle service to the B.A.A. Half Marathon start and finish area at Franklin Park will be available for guests staying at the Sheraton Boston through Marathon Tours.

For more information, and to book a reservation, click the button below:

We are able to provide transportation to the start from Boston to Hopkinton for officially registered runners only. There is no public transportation to Hopkinton.
Race day results will be posted electronically online at www.baa.org and on coolrunning.com.

No. For safety reasons, strollers, in-line skates, skateboards and like vehicles of any kind, animals are not permitted.


All prize money winners will be decided by gun time. All age group division awards will be awarded by net time.


The Awards Ceremony begins approximately two hours after the start of the race near the finish line area. It is open to all participants and guests. No ticket is required.


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:

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B.A.A. Moment 1

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.