Participant Information: Number Pick Up

Learn how you get your race packet

  • For registrants in the United States and Canada, race packets will be mailed out to your mailing address on file.
  • All other international residents will pick up their race packets the morning of the race with proper identification presented.
  • Packet pick up is available on race morning from 6:30 a.m. through 7:45 a.m.
  • Bib numbers are not transferable.
  • You may not run with someone else's bib number.
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.