FAQ

Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:info@baa.org
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
“The Starting Line”/One Ash St.
Hopkinton MA 01748
phone: 508-435-6905
fax: 508-435-6590
e-mail: registration@baa.org

Frequently Asked Questions

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Replacement passports are available at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. Runners will need to present a photo ID to pick up their bib number.

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Limited transportation from Boston back to both parking areas in Hopkinton (see below information) will be available after the race at no charge.

  • The return buses will be parked on Stanhope Street at Clarendon Street
  • The shuttles will run from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. continuously.
  • You must show your bib number to board the buses, no transportation is available for family or friends.
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No. For the 2014 Boston Marathon, we will no longer accept applications with times that are within 59 seconds of the listed qualifying times, (e.g., 3:05:59).

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Entrants in the 2014 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.

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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.

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Just keep moving through the finish area. Your medal will be awarded to you with your water and post-race refreshments.

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If you are interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities with the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. Half Marathon, or any B.A.A. event, please contact T.K. Skenderian at tk@baa.org.

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Information Centers are located in several places through the city on race weekend:

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

Friday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Copley Square
Saturday, April 18, TBA
Sunday, April 19, TBA
Monday, April 20, TBA

Hopkinton Athletes’ Village
Monday, April 21, TBA

Family Meeting Area
Stuart Street in Boston’s Back Bay
Monday, April 21, TBA

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The ONLY guaranteed way to get to the start in Hopkinton on race morning is by using the official B.A.A. buses between 6:15 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Bus loading will take place at the Tremont Street side of Boston Common in Boston’s Back Bay area. Transportation to the start is for official runners only. Each runner must show his/her bib number upon boarding. We are not able to provide transportation to the start from Boston for family or friends. You must show your race number upon boarding.

SEE BUS LOADING MAP

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.