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Participant Information: Pre-Race Information

Baggage claim, bib numbers, and more.


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 outermost layer. 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

International residents, including those from Canada, will pick up their bib numbers and Race Information Brochure on Sunday, June 21 (Race Day) from 6:45 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. at the registration tent near the start and finish line

Upon completing the race, you may claim your official t-shirt near the refreshments area. You may pick up your t-shirt before the race, and check it at gear check.



If you selected this option during the registration process, then you may pick up your bib and participant shirt at Boston Marathon® adidas RunBase (Photo ID is required). Pick-up is available for those who selected this option on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

If you are unable to pick up during the above times, then your bib will be available on Sunday, June 21 (Race Day) from 6:45 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. at the registration tent near the start and finish line on Boston Common.



On race day, there are three ways to get to the starting line:

  • MBTA Stations
  • Nearby parking
  • Drop-off and Pick-up Area

The closest MBTA stop to the Start and Finish location on Charles Street is the Park Street stop on the MBTA Green and Red Lines. Boylston and Arlington stations are also nearby stops on the Green Line. For a complete map and schedule – please visit

The B.A.A. recommends that B.A.A. 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 is available, but limited. We strongly advise those entrants who are driving to park in the Garage at 100 Clarendon, or other area parking garages:

  • Garage at 100 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Millennium Place Garage at 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

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 plan to do so on Beacon, Boylston, Tremont, or other nearby streets.



Entrants can check belongings near the start on Boston Common. Bags will be provided and belongings must be claimed following the race. Please use the gear check tag affixed to your bib number to identify your bag once the race has concluded. You must use a plastic bag provided by the B.A.A. to check your belongings. The clear, plastic bag will be provided on-site at the gear check area near the start/finish area. Please do not check valuables. The B.A.A. is not responsible for lost items.



In order to ease course congestion, a multiple-pulsed start program will be implemented. Runners will be seeded according to their estimated pace per mile time. Signs will be positioned on Beacon Mall to indicate your self-seeded start position. The timing and scoring system will begin recording your time once you cross the starting line. Your net time will be your official time.


All information above is subject to change

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