Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
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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At the finish, volunteers will direct you to: the medical tent (if necessary), refreshment areas, and Finishers' medals for official participants who finish 2 hours, 30 minutes after the start.

The B.A.A. is not responsible for event-related injuries, and athletes are responsible for individual expenses incurred. Only runners needing medical attention will be allowed to enter the medical tent.

You will pick up your t-shirt after the race.

Stop for assistance and direction at one of the medical assistance stations on the course, provided by the B.A.A. Sweep buses are available to pick up runners who are unable to finish. Finish-area facilities officially close 2 hours, 30 minutes after the start.


6:30 - 8:15 AM Pre-race activities, baggage check near White Stadium in Boston's Franklin Park.


10:30 AM Awards Ceremony

11:00 AM Course closes

12:00 PM Finish area and facilities close

Bring a photo I.D. and / or proof of payment (cancelled check or credit card statement) to the registration area, and we will issue a new number. We will cancel your previous number, and void the timing device so that no one can misrepresent you.

No. Massage services are not provided at the B.A.A. Half Marathon.


No, additional functions will not be held the night before the B.A.A. Half Marathon.


While the B.A.A. discourages the use of iPods and headphones, we do not impose a ban on wearing such devices in the B.A.A. Half Marathon except for the elite men and women and all those eligible for prize money.


Yes, B.A.A. Half Marathon merchandise will be for sale in advance from Marathon Sports. In addition, adidas and Marathon Sports will be present on  Sunday, October 7 (Race Day) near the Number and T-shirt Pick-up Area at the start of the event.


All finishers will receive a B.A.A. Half Marathon medal.

Prize money will be awarded equally to men and women, based on gun time. Top finishers in the open, masters, team, and push rim wheelchair divisions will receive prize money from a total purse of nearly $40,000.

You can find more information here: Prize Money

From 1st to 10th place, prizes are respectively as follows: $6,000, $4,000, $2,500, $1,500, $1000, $800, $600, $500, $400, $300.

Prizes for the top three athletes in the Master's Division (40-and-older) are: 1st: $300 2nd: $200 3rd: $100

Awards for the top three athletes in the Push Rim Wheelchair Division are: 1st: $500 2nd: $300 3rd: $200 Handcycle participants are not eligible to receive prize money awards in the push rim wheelchair division.

Awards will be presented to the top five finishers overall and top three push rim wheelchair division finishers, along with the first, second and third place finishers in the following age groups for both men and women: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.

Participants who complete the course will receive a specially designed finisher's medal.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1983 - Greg Meyer

in 1983 Greg Meyer won the Boston Marathon, and remains the last American to have won the men's open division. 

Photo Credit: Fay Foto