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Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:info@baa.org
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
“The Starting Line”/One Ash St.
Hopkinton MA 01748
phone: 508-435-6905
fax: 508-435-6590
e-mail: registration@baa.org

Frequently Asked Questions

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The 2015 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20. Patriots' Day in Massachusetts.

See all future dates of the Boston Marathon.

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The registration fee for the 2014 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $175 USD for United States residents and $225 USD for international residents.

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Race participants can check belongings at a designated location near the start. Belongings must be claimed shortly following the race. The B.A.A. is not responsible for personal belongings.

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Locations along the course that are close to MBTA subway stations are:
  • Kenmore Square (Green lines B,C, and D): One-mile-to-go marker
  • Woodland (Green line D): Mile 16.8 of the Marathon course
  • Boston College (Green line B): Mile 21.4 of the Marathon course
  • Cleveland Circle (Green line C): mile 22.4 of the Marathon course
The MBTA's Commuter Rail Line (Framingham/Worcester) also makes stops along the Route in Framingham, West Natick, Natick, Wellesley Square and Wellesley Hills. For more information on watching the race, pick up a Spectator's Guide at local hotels or the Marathon Information Kiosk in Copley Square Park on race weekend.
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Numbers and entry fees are non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferable. You may NOT give your number to someone else.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Timing will conclude 2.5 hours after the last participant crosses the finish line (approximately 11:00 a.m.). The course will close at various intervals prior to 11:00 a.m., and participants are then asked to move to the side of the road or continue on the sidewalks where available.

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Port-a-johns 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.

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.