What are qualifying requirements for the Boston Marathon?
For qualifying information on the Boston Marathon, please click the button below:
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 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.
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.
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:
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.