What is the "headquarters hotel" for the Boston Marathon?
What services are provided in the Boston Marathon Athletes’ Village?
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.
What is the date of the 2016 Boston Marathon?
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:
Will results of the Half Marathon be posted by official ("gun") time or by net time?
Are headphones permitted in B.A.A. races?
How can I sign up as a volunteer for B.A.A. events?
To volunteer with the B.A.A., please click the button below:
When will registration open for the B.A.A. 5K?
Registration for the B.A.A. 5K typically opens in late January/early February. For more information, click the button below:
What is the last day that I can qualify for the Boston Marathon?
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.
What time will be used as my seeding time for the Boston Marathon?
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.
If you have lost your card, please come to the Replacement Number Pick-Up booth at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo with a valid photo ID, and a duplicate will be reissued to you. This booth will be located in the Number Pick-Up area.
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.