Will results of the Half Marathon be posted by official ("gun") time or by net time?
What time will be used as my seeding time for the Boston Marathon?
Entrants in the Boston Marathon who have submitted a time that meets the qualifying standard for their age and gender will be seeded accordingly. Entrants without a qualifying time will be assigned a bib number accordingly.
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.
What do entrants of the Boston Marathon receive?
Official Entrants receive:
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.
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:
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 alloted 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.