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 portable toilets available along the Boston Marathon course?
Portable toilets will be located at each fluid and each first aid station. Stations are every mile beginning at mile two. We've also added many port-a-johns to the start area and the athlete's village.
Is medical support available along the Boston Marathon course? How about the finish area?
American Red Cross Aid Stations providing first aid/medical support are located approximately every mile along the race course, including one at the start. Medical areas will be set up to provide medical support at the finish area.
Are portable toilets available at the B.A.A. Half Marathon?
Portable toilets will be located at each fluid and each first aid station. Stations are every other mile beginning at mile two. We've also added many portable toilets to the start and finish area near White Stadium.
I wasn’t able to participate in the Boston Marathon. Is it possible to have my t-shirt mailed to me?
We will mail t-shirts to all registered runners who were unable to participate and have requested one. This process can take 2-4 weeks.
When applying for entry into the Boston Marathon, what proof of qualifying do I need to provide?
For application into the Boston Marathon, applicants must provide the name and date of the Marathon at which they qualified, and their official finishing time. The B.A.A. will verify all qualifying times before granting acceptance into the race.
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.
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.