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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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Race participants can check belongings at a designated location near the start. Belongings must be claimed shortly following the race. The B.A.A. is not responsible for personal belongings.

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While there is no 'official charity' program for the B.A.A. Half Marathon like there is for the Boston Marathon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund field a large team of runners every year who, through fundraising, help them further cancer research.

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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 race day near the Number and T-shirt Pick-up Area at the start of the event.

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No hotel has been designated as host hotel for the Half Marathon. For hotels in the Boston area, check www.bostonusa.com. Franklin Park, where the race starts and finishes, is close to the Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Forest Hills, and West Roxbury sections of Boston.
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Marathon Foto is the official photographer of the B.A.A. Half 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.
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Race day results will be posted electronically online at www.baa.org and on coolrunning.com.
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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.

 

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No. For safety reasons, strollers, in-line skates, skateboards and like vehicles of any kind, animals are not permitted.

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All prize money winners will be decided by gun time. All age group division awards will be awarded by net time.

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The Awards Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on race day in White Stadium in Franklin Park. It is open to all participants and guests. No ticket is required.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.