What is BibTag and how is it used in the Half Marathon?
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.
Can I take an earlier B.A.A. shuttle from the Boston Common to the Start than what my bib assignment specifies?
We encourage all participants using the B.A.A. shuttles on the Boston common to load the shuttles that correspond with their wave assignments. However, you may load an earlier shuttle if there is room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Where will I find medical attention during the B.A.A. Half Marathon?
Medical personnel will be available to give emergency care, as well as attend to non-critical injuries at miles 0.7, 2.0, 4.5, 7.5, 11.2, 12.0 and the finish.
When applying for entry into the Boston Marathon, what proof of qualifying do I need to provide?
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.
How can I pick up my B.A.A. Half Marathon bib number if I haven't received it before the race?
When can I expect to receive my Boston Marathon Finishers' Certificate and Racers' Record Book?
Boston Marathon Finisher Certificates will be mailed out along with the Official 2015 Boston Marathon Racers' Record Book. We take great pride in the production of these two items, so keep an eye out for delivery by the end of July.
Where do I get my B.A.A. Half Marathon medal after I finish the race?
Just keep moving through the finish area. Your medal will be awarded to you with your water and post-race refreshments.
Are portable toilets available at the B.A.A. Half Marathon?
Portable toilets will be located at each fluid and each first aid station. Stations are every other mile beginning at mile two. We've also added many portable toilets to the start and finish area near White Stadium.
Will there be fluid replacement stations along the B.A.A. Half Marathon course?
Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at every other mile beginning at mile two, and G Series Pro Endurance Formula™ will be available at miles six, 9.5, and 10.5. PowerBar Gel® will be available near mile six. For more information on the course map, click the button below:
1966 - Bobbi Gibb
Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.