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Participant Information

Sunday, June 26, 8:00 a.m.

6:30 a.m. Event Grounds and Gear Check Open
8:00 a.m. Race Start
9:00 a.m. Youth Races (ages four through 14 years old)
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
10:00 a.m. Timing Concludes
10:30 a.m. Finish Area and Facilities Close


To download your copy of the 2016 B.A.A. 10K Participant Guide, click below:



For U.S. residents, your race packet containing your bib number and participant brochure was mailed in early June. If you do not receive your bib prior to the race, please bring a government issued ID on race day to the registration tent near the start and finish area on Boston Common. You will then be reissued a replacement bib number for the race.

If you chose to pick up your bib number and participant t-shirt at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase, then you will pick up your bib-number at the times listed below. Please bring a government issued ID when picking up your bib.

  • Thursday, June 23, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24, 12:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Only those who selected this pick-up option may claim their bib and participant t-shirt here. Athletes residing outside the United States will pick-up their bib on Boston Common on race day.  

International residents have the option to pick up their bib number and participant t-shirt at RunBase, or on race day at Boston Common. For all participants, please check that your registration information is correctly imprinted upon your bib. Whether you received your bib number in the mail or you chose to pick-up your bib number at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase, please remember the following:

  • Do not fold or forcefully bend your bib.
  • The timing and scoring device will be affixed to the back of your bib and should not be damaged or removed from the bib.
  • On race day, please wear your bib on the front of your torso on your outermost layer. Upon completing the race, you may claim your official t-shirt near the refreshments area.
  • You may also pick up your t-shirt before the race.
  • If any inaccuracies appear on the bib number or if your bib number appears damaged, please call the B.A.A. Registration Office at (508) 435-6905 or send an e-mail to



Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. Introduction to Training Plans - SEE CLINIC MATERIALS
Monday, June 6, 6:30 p.m. Sports Psychiatry and Injury Prevention - SEE CLINIC MATERIALS
Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. Race Weekend Preparation



In order to ease course congestion, a multiple-pulsed start program will be implemented. Runners will be seeded according to their expected minutes per mile pace they entered during registration, as well as by bib numbers. Signs will be positioned in the start area on Charles Street to indicate your start position by expected pace and bib number.

8:00 a.m. Wheelchair Start
8:03 a.m. 8:00 and Under Minutes/Mile Pace Start
8:06 a.m. 8:00 - 9:00 Minutes/Mile Pace Start
8:09 a.m. 9:00 - 10:00 Minutes/Mile Pace Start
8:12 a.m. 10:00+ Minutes/Mile Pace Start

The timing and scoring system will begin recording your time once you cross the starting line. Your net time will be your official time. Prize money awards will be based on the time from the starter's signal.



The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston’s Back Bay, and is flat and fast. Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series “Cheers” was developed, the campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square. The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University, before heading back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden and finishing on Charles Street. 


RACE PHOTOS: MarathonFoto is the official photographer of the B.A.A. 10K. Photographers will be at the event to capture your accomplishment. For more information, visit


RACE SYNOPSIS: The B.A.A. invites runners to compete in the B.A.A. 10K, which complements the B.A.A. 5K (established in 2009 and held in the Spring) and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund (established in 2001 and held in the Fall). Participants will receive event t-shirts from adidas, finisher medals, and a pleasurable race day atmosphere at the Boston Common.


B.A.A. DISTANCE MEDLEY: The B.A.A. 10K is the second event in the B.A.A. Distance Medley. The first event is the B.A.A. 5K, which is held during Boston Marathon weekend. The third and final event is the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Participants who complete all three races will receive a special commemorative medal, and will be listed on a Distance Medley Relay Leaderboard.  To learn more about the B.A.A. Distance Medley - click here.


All of the above information is subject to change

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