Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116

Frequently Asked Questions

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To register for the Boston Marathon, you will need to provide the following information on the registration form:

  • Your full name
  • Birthdate
  • Mailing address and phone number
  • Email address
  • Your qualifying race name, date run, and your qualifying time
  • Your credit card information (we accept Visa and Mastercard)
  • Two emergency contact names and phone numbers

Bring a government issued photo I.D. to the card replacement desk in the Number Pick-up area, and we will issue a new card. A Number Pick-up Card must be presented in order to receive your number.


Please allow approximately four weeks for application processing. We must receive official results from the race of your qualifying marathon before we can verify your time. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email and/or notification by United States Postal Service mail.

Marathon Foto is the official photographer of the Boston Marathon and representatives will take photos along the course and finish. Proofs will be mailed to all participants shortly after the race, or photos may be ordered on-line at www.marathonfoto.com.

The Boston Marathon does not have official pace groups or pacers. However, if you are a qualified athlete you will be seeded with athletes with equal abilities. All qualified runners are seeded based off their qualifying times.


No. For safety reasons, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, skateboards and like vehicles of any kind, and animals are not permitted on the B.A.A. 10K course.


Registration for the B.A.A. 5K typically opens in late January/early February. For more information, click the button below:

Team scoring is based on the combined total net times of: top five finishers in men’s open (may include men over 40), top five finishers in men’s masters (40-over), top three finishers in men’s veterans (50-over), top three finishers in men’s seniors (60-over), and the top three finishers in all women’s divisions. Only one team per club will be scored in each division. Clubs must be current members of USATF or RRCA.

Only officially registered participants are allowed on the course. The course and finish area facilities close six hours after the last runner crosses the starting line. The Boston Marathon does not have a race walk division.

No, please do NOT run if you have not been officially entered in the race. Race amenities along the course and at the finish, such as fluids, medical care, and traffic safety, are provided based on the number of expected official entrants. Any addition to this by way of unofficial participants, adversely affects our ability to ensure a safe race for everyone.
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