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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Timing will conclude at 11:00 a.m. The course will close at various intervals prior to 11:00 a.m., and participants are then asked to move to the side of the road or continue on the sidewalks where available.
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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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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  Sunday, October 7 (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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For application into the Boston Marathon, applicants must provide the name and date of the Marathon at which they qualified, and their official finishing time. The B.A.A. will verify all qualifying times before granting acceptance into the race.

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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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Race day results will be posted electronically online at www.baa.org and on coolrunning.com.
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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
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.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.