Presented By:Adidas

Participant Information: Post-Race Information

After you finish strong, we'll keep you going.


After you finish strong on Charles Street in the 10K, join the B.A.A., Samuel Adams, and your fellow runners for a post-race gathering at M.J. O'Connor's on the first floor of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers (50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA). Located just steps from the Boston Common, M.J. O'Connor's will be offering a 15% discount (participants need to present their bibs) on all food orders (drinks excluded) to race participants beginning on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. after the race.


Medical facilities will be available at the finish. The B.A.A. is not responsible for event-related injuries, and athletes are responsible for individual expenses incurred. Only runners needing medical attention will be allowed to enter the medical tent.


An electronic timing system will enable you to receive your net time, which will be your official time. The timing and scoring tag will be affixed to the back of your bib, and must not be bent or cracked for you to be scored, timed, and to appear among the results as an official finisher. Timing will conclude two hours after the start. Roads and paths along the route will begin to re-open to traffic prior to the conclusion of timing and scoring, and those remaining on the course will be directed off the roadways and onto walkways by local police. Results will be posted Sunday afternoon on both the B.A.A. website and


MarathonFoto  is the official photographer of the B.A.A. 10K. Each entrant will receive an e-mail in the days following the race with details regarding the purchase of photographs.


adidas and Marathon Sports will be present at Boston Common before and after the race on Sunday, June 23.



The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. and will feature the top five male and female finishers, as well as the top wheelchair division finishers.  Age group awards -- gift certificates provided by Marathon Sports and good towards adidas footwear and apparel -- will be awarded based on net time.  Age group award winners will be posted at Boston Common following the conclusion of the race and the results will also be available online.  They will be mailed their awards following the race. 

The following age groups for both men and women will receive gift certificates from Marathon Sports:

  • 12 to 14 years old
  • 15 to 19 years old
  • 20 to 24 years old
  • 25 to 29 years old
  • 30 to 34 years old
  • 35 to 39 years old
  • 40 to 44 years old
  • 45 to 49 years old
  • 50 to 54 years old
  • 55 to 59 years old
  • 60 to 64 years old
  • 65 to 69 years old
  • 70 to 74 years old
  • 75 to 79 years old
  • 80 years old and older
B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.