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.
Will results of the Half Marathon be posted by official ("gun") time or by net time?
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.
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 do I do if I cannot participate (injury or otherwise) in the Boston Marathon once I have registered?
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.