What are qualifying requirements for the Boston Marathon?
For qualifying information on the Boston Marathon, please click the button below:
Will results of the Half Marathon be posted by official ("gun") time or by net time?
What fluids are provided on the Boston Marathon course?
Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon/lime flavor) are the official fluids provided approximately every mile along the course as well as the start and finish areas.
What if I lost my Runner Passport™ or left it at home?
Replacement passports are available at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. Runners will need to present a photo ID to pick up their bib number.
What is the "headquarters hotel" for the Boston Marathon?
What services are provided in the Boston Marathon Athletes’ Village?
Poland Spring water, Gatorade, PowerBar, 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 2015 Boston Marathon?
The 2015 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20. Patriots' Day in Massachusetts.
See all future dates of the Boston Marathon.
What is the entry fee for the 2015 Boston Marathon?
The registration fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $175 USD for United States residents and $225 USD for international residents.
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:
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.