Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
One Ash Street
Hopkinton MA 01748

Frequently Asked Questions

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Qualifying information for Athletes with Disabilities wishing to compete in the the Boston Marathon can be found using the button below:

No headquarters hotel has been designated for participants, but participants may find it convenient to stay in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which is where the race finishes.

The Boston Marathon is held every year on Patriots' Day in Massachusetts.To see a list of all future dates for the Boston Marathon, click the button below:


Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula are the official fluids provided approximately every mile along the course as well as the start and finish areas.


Poland Spring Water, Gatorade, Clif Bar, light refreshments, entertainment, tenting and portable toilets will be provided in the Village. Only official runners and volunteers will be allowed to enter the Village.


The registration fee for the Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $180 USD for United States residents and $240 USD for international residents.


Entrants in the Boston Marathon who have submitted a time that meets the qualifying standard for their age and gender will be seeded accordingly. Entrants without a qualifying time will be assigned a bib number accordingly.


Registration for the Boston Marathon typically begins in the Fall prior to the race. We cannot predict how quickly registration will fill, but once it does, we are no longer able to accept registrations. The date that we close registration, therefore, becomes the deadline for qualifying.

Although the B.A.A. discourages the use of iPods and headphones, they are allowed except for those athletes eligible for prize money.
B.A.A. Moment 3

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.