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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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.

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 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:


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.


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.

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

To volunteer with the B.A.A., please click the button below:

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Registration for the B.A.A. 5K typically opens in late January/early February. For more information, click the button below:

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.