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T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org

The 120th Boston Marathon is on April 18, 2016

MEDIA CREDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

The Boston Marathon is no longer accepting new media applications for the 120th Boston Marathon. 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 FOR THE 2016 BOSTON MARATHON

All credentialed media members must adhere to the 2016 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:

 

VIDEO FOOTAGE GUIDELINES

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. 

Additional Guidelines:

  • WBZ-TV is the official local broadcaster, and NBC Sports is the official national television network of the 2016 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 NOTE 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.

 

2016 MEDIA CREDENTIAL PICK-UP SCHEDULE (Located in the State Suite - lower level - at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston MA)

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 15, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 18, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

 

RACE DAY PRESS ROOM HOURS

The press room hours on April 18, 2016 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 2016 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:

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT

For Boston Marathon, and other Boston Athletic Association information, please contact media@baa.org.

 

All of the information above, as well as any information contained within links, is subject to change at any time.

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