FAQ

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:info@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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Yes, B.A.A. Half Marathon merchandise will be for sale in advance from Marathon Sports. In addition, adidas and Marathon Sports will be present on race day near the Number and T-shirt Pick-up Area at the start of the event.

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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.

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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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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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1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.