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:info@baa.org

Frequently Asked Questions

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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

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You may move from Wave 1 to Wave 2, Wave 3, or Wave 4. However you may not move from Wave 4, 3  or 2 to Wave 1.

Runners in Wave 2 can move to Wave 3 or Wave 4.

Due to space constraints, runners who move back may not move into the first corral of Wave 2, 3 or 4.

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If you improve your qualifying time from the time you used to register, please send the name and date of the marathon at which you improved your time, by February 1st, with your updated time to registration@baa.org.

Once verified, it'll be applied to your entry.   Registrations cannot be updated after February 1, 2014.
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Bring a photo I.D. and proof of payment (cancelled check or credit card statement) 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.
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Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon will have their bib numbers mailed to them in advance of the race. Please remember to bring your bib number with you on the day of the event. If you have not received your bib number within one week of the event, please contact the B.A.A. at halfregistration@baa.org.

Please handle your bib with care. Your timing device will be attached to the back of your bib, and if it's bent too much, it will not record your time along the route.  

 

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Runners interested in running with an official B.A.A. charity team must apply to the charity directly. Please visit our Charity page for more details
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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.
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Marathon Foto is the official photographer of the Boston Marathon and representatives will take photos along the course and finish. Proofs will be mailed to all participants shortly after the race, or photos may be ordered on-line at www.marathonfoto.com.
B.A.A. Moment 4

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules.