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Participant Information: Pre-Race Information

Baggage claim, bib numbers, and more.

BIB NUMBER AND T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

For those runners who are pre-registered, the bib number will arrive in the mail. International residents will claim their bib number on race morning at the registration booth, and will receive a separate email with instructions.

Don't fold or forcefully bend your bib as the timing and scoring device is affixed to the back of it, and it shouldn't be damaged or removed. Please wear your bib on the front of your torso on your outer-most layer.

DO NOT WEAR YOUR TIMING BIB ON THE SIDE OF YOUR SHORTS OR T-SHIRT. THIS MAY CAUSE A DISRUPTION OF YOUR OFFICIAL TIME.

When you receive your bib in the mail, please check that your registration information is correctly printed on it.  If any 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 e-mail detailing the concern to 10kregistration@baa.org.

Upon completing the race, you’ll receive an official t-shirt near the refreshments area. You may also choose to pick up your t-shirt on the morning of the race prior to the start.

PRE-RACE DINNER PARTNER

The B.A.A. is proud to partner with M.J. O'Connor's, located on the ground level of the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers (50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA) as an official dining partner for the 2013 B.A.A. 10K.

Beginning on Friday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m. through Sunday, June 23, runners who present their bib numbers will be eligible for a 15% discount on all food orders (drinks excluded). For hours of operation, directions, and more information, visit them at http://back-bay.mjoconnors.com/. For reservations, call 617-482-2255.

PRE-RACE CLINIC

The B.A.A. will offer a Pre-Race Clinic on Friday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers (50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA). The clinic will take place in the Georgian Ballroom on the mezzanine level. This event is free and open to all registered B.A.A. 10K entrants and their guests. Several professional runners participating in the 10K will be present.

TOPICS

  • Race-Day Tips
  • Course Preview
  • Question/Answer session with race officials to answer all of your race questions.

RESERVATIONS

For the Pre-Race Clinic, click the button below to email your RSVP:

RSVP For Clinic Here

BAGGAGE CHECK

Entrants can check belongings at a designated location near the start on Boston Common. Bags will be provided and belongings must be claimed following the race. Please use the baggage tag affixed to your bib number to help us identify your bag once the race has concluded. You may use your own bag or a plastic bag provided by the B.A.A. to check your belongings. Please do not check valuables. The B.A.A. is not responsible for lost items.

START

In order to ease course congestion, a multiple pulsed start program will be implemented. Runners will be seeded according to their bib numbers. Signs will be positioned in the start area on Charles Street to indicate your start position by bib number. 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

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.