Will results of the Half Marathon be posted by official ("gun") time or by net time?
What is the "headquarters hotel" for the Boston Marathon?
What fluids are provided on the Boston Marathon course?
Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula are the official fluids provided approximately every mile along the course as well as the start and finish areas.
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 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 is the date of the next 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:
Are headphones permitted in B.A.A. races?
What is the best way to make Boston Marathon hotel reservations and how do I know where the hotels are in relation to the finish area?
What do I need with me when registering for the Boston Marathon?
To register for the Boston Marathon, you will need to provide the following information on the registration form:
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.