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Participant Information: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does the start of the 10K work?
A. In order to ease course congestion, a multiple-pulsed start program will be implemented. Runners have been assigned a bib number and will be asked to seed themselves based on their anticipated minute-per-mile pace. Signs will be positioned in the start area on Charles Street to indicate your start position by expected pace and bib number.

Q. Will I be able to check a running gear bag?
A. Yes, there will be a gear bag check tent on Boston Common for runners to leave their running gear.

Q. Where do I get my t-shirt?
A. T-shirts will be available at the T-Shirt Tent on the Common either before the race starts or after you finish the race.

Q: I didn’t get my bib number in the mail.  How can I run the race?
A: Bring a valid photo ID with you to the white Registration Tent on Boston Common and a replacement bib will be issued to you. You must have a valid photo ID to receive your replacement.

Q: What roads will be closed and when? 
A: Streets and roadways which comprise and abut the 10K course will be closed to vehicular traffic on the morning of June 22. Roads adjacent to the course will close at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. It is anticipated that roads along and abutting the course will not reopen until 10:30 a.m.  However, please note that roads will reopen later that morning per judgment of the Boston Police Department.  Here is a course map:

Q: Where is the closest MBTA stop?
A: The closest MBTA stop to the start and finish location on Charles Street is Park Street Station (Green and Red lines). Boylston and Arlington are also nearby stops on the Green Line. For a complete map and schedule, please visit

Q: Where should I park?
A: The B.A.A. recommends that 10K runners park at the Garage at 100 Clarendon Street in Boston’s Back Bay. With race-day road closures in effect, this is the best location to park your vehicle on Sunday morning. On-street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and Back Bay are available, but limited. We strongly advise those entrants who are driving to park in the Garage at 100 Clarendon, or other area parking garages, identified below:

  • Garage at 100 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Millennium Place Garage at the Ritz Carlton, 6 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • Standard Parking, 290 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Central Parking System, 10 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Q: What is the drop-off and pick-up information?
A: Please note that Charles Street will close at 5:00 a.m. and drop-off access near the start line will be blocked. If you plan on being dropped off on race morning, please use Beacon, Boylston, Tremont, or other nearby streets.

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B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.