When will registration open for the B.A.A. 5K?
Registration for the B.A.A. 5K typically opens in late January/early February. For more information, click the button below:
What do entrants of the Boston Marathon receive?
Official Entrants receive:
If I finish the Boston Marathon, what will I receive?
All finishers will receive a specially designed medal before exiting the finish chutes. No finisher’s certificates will be issued on site, but will be mailed to all finishers once all of the results are made official. This process usually is completed by the summer following the race.
When will registration open for the B.A.A. 10K?
Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. 10K opens on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Are bikes, skates, baby joggers/strollers, or dogs allowed on B.A.A. 10K 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. 10K course.
How are team results calculated in the Half Marathon?
What is BibTag and how is it used in the Half Marathon?
The BibTag timing system will enable you to receive your official time (time from the starter's gun), as well as your net running time. The BibTag is affixed to your bib number and must be worn on your outer layer for the entire race for you to be scored and timed and for you to appear among the results as an official finisher. Please handle the tag with care, as bent or damaged tags may not work correctly.
How long will the Half Marathon course be open and at what time will timing stop?
Official participants have three hours (3:00:00) net time to complete the race. Only participants who complete the race within this allotted time will be considered official finishers. Roads and paths along the route will begin to re-open to traffic prior to the conclusion of timing and scoring, and those remaining on the course will be directed off the roadways and on to walkways by local police.
Are walkers allowed on the Boston Marathon course?
Only officially registered participants are allowed on the course. The course and finish area facilities close six hours after the last runner crosses the starting line. The Boston Marathon does not have a race walk division.
Will there be clocks along the B.A.A. 10K course?
Digital clocks, positioned at every mile and at the finish line, will indicate the unofficial time from the starter's gun.