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.
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.
How can I update my name, address, or other information on my B.A.A. Half Marathon registration?
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.
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 Gatorade Endurance Formula™ will be available at miles six, 9.5, and 10.5. For more information on what's along the course, click the button below:
How do I get to Franklin Park for the B.A.A. Half Marathon and where do I park?
Free shuttle services, the MBTA, and our drop-off/pick-up location are your best bet. There will be no parking at the event location. Parking in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood is extremely limited, but some spots along the street may be available. For more details on our transportation program, click the button below:
The ONLY guaranteed way to get to the start in Hopkinton on race morning is by using the official B.A.A. buses between 6:00 a.m. and 9:33 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.
More information on the transportation system for the Boston Marathon will be forthcoming.