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Participant Information: Athlete Registration

2016 B.A.A. 10K registration opens Wednesday, April 6

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. 10K opens on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and will be limited to the first 10,000 entrants.


  • All participants must be 12 years of age or older on race day to register for the B.A.A. 10K.
  • There is no qualifying standard required for this event.



If you are an officially registered participant in the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley, you do NOT need to register for the 2016 B.A.A. 10K during individual registration. Upon being officially accepted into the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley, you are automatically entered into the 2016 B.A.A. 5K, 2016 B.A.A. 10K, and 2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon.



  • U.S. and Canadian residents will have their bib number and participant information brochure mailed to their address on file. International residents may pick up their bib number on race day at the Registration Tent near the start and finish line between 6:30 and 7:45 a.m. 
  • Please check that your registration information is correctly imprinted upon your bib.
  • Please do not fold or forcefully bend your bib.
  • The timing and scoring device is affixed to the back of your bib and should not be damaged or removed from the bib.
  • Please wear your bib on the front of your torso on your outer-most layer.
  • Bib numbers are not transferrable.
  • You may not run with someone else’s bib number.
  • If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged, please call the B.A.A. Registration Office at (508) 435-6905 or send an email to
  • Upon completing the race, you may claim your official t-shirt near the refreshments area.
  • You may choose to pick up your t-shirt on the morning of the race, prior to the start.

All information above is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.