The 121st Boston Marathon is on April 17, 2017
|MEDIA CREDENTIAL APPLICATIONS|
Media applications for the 121st Boston Marathon will be available online beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
|MEDIA NEWS ACCESS GUIDELINES APPLICABLE TO NON-RIGHTS HOLDING ORGANIZATIONS|
All credentialed media members must adhere to the 2017 Boston Marathon Media News Access Guidelines. To review of copy of this year's media guidelines, click the button below:
For additional media information, including instructions for picking up media credentials, event and course access, and more, click the button below:
The B.A.A. prohibits the wearing of action cameras such as GoPros while running in the Boston Marathon. Any footage of the Boston Marathon captured by runners or spectators is for personal use only. Personal use shall mean non-commercial use of such footage only. Any Boston Marathon footage for personal use shall not include any distribution for such purpose as to charge money, collect fees, the promotion or marketing of any goods or services, or to receive any form of remuneration. The Boston Marathon footage for personal use shall not be used in advertising and shall not be resold, relicensed, or sub-licensed. The Boston Athletic Association will not be liable for any third party claims or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this personal use of Boston Marathon footage.
- WBZ-TV is the official local broadcaster, and NBC Sports is the official national television network of the 2017 Boston Marathon.
- Media members with questions about media credentials and access to the Boston Marathon should contact Chris Conley at the B.A.A. Phone: 617-778-1629.
ALL INDIVIDUAL MEDIA MEMBERS MUST PICK-UP INDIVIDUAL CREDENTIALS FROM THE RACE WEEK PRESS ROOM AT THE FAIRMONT COPLEY PLAZA HOTEL.
|IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS|
The B.A.A. distributes media credentials and provides access to controlled areas to a limited number of photo journalists for the sole purpose of reporting on the Boston Marathon through the media. Photo journalists and representatives of media outlets who apply for and receive media credentials within B.A.A. controlled areas, such as the start, on the course, from lead vehicles, and at the finish, agree to preserve the integrity of their captured images, not altering the image and not allowing the content of their work to be appreciably altered in any way, such as the scrubbing of event or sponsor logos, without the written permission of the Boston Athletic Association. Captured images should also not be used for commercial purposes (such as in advertisements or promotional material) other than for reporting news related to the event.
Located in the State Suite - lower level - at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston MA)
|2017 MEDIA CREDENTIAL PICK-UP SCHEDULE|
- Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 14, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Monday, April 17, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
|RACE DAY PRESS ROOM HOURS|
The press room hours on April 17, 2017 will be from 6:00 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET. The main press rooms are located in the Oval and Venetian rooms at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA. Only media that have received a press credential from the Boston Marathon are allowed.
|TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS|
For information on travel and accommodations for the 2017 Boston Marathon, please click the link below:
|ABBOTT WORLD MARATHON MAJORS|
The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, Virgin Money London Marathon, BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon. The organizers of these events are united in their effort to advance the sport, raise awareness of its elite athletes, and increase of the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.
For more information on the Abbott World Marathon Majors, click the button below:
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