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Transportation to the Boston Marathon Start Line

The recommended way to get to the start in Hopkinton on race morning is by using the official B.A.A. buses beginning at 6:00 a.m. Bus loading will take place on Charles Street between the Public Garden and Boston Common.
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John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo - New Location for 2018

This year's John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo will be located at the Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd. in Boston). Along with the 200+ vendors, this event will serve as the number pick-up for all official entrants in the 2018 Boston Marathon.
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Boston Marathon Gear Check Policy

Participants may check their plastic finish area gear bag at designated gear check tents on Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley Streets. Participants will also receive a small, one gallon plastic Start Area Bag that will be allowed on B.A.A. buses and in the Athletes’ Village.
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2018 Boston Marathon Entry List

Check out our entry list for the 2018 Boston Marathon. You can also update your qualifying time to improve your seeding position (through January 31). The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 16.
Allowable and Prohibited Items for the Boston Marathon

In consultation with public safety officials and in order to ensure the safety of all Boston Marathon participants, spectators, and partners, the B.A.A. will enforce the following rules on race day.
Boston Marathon Clinic Series

We know there are many types of runners out there. That's why we have developed five different clinics to help you prepare for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Each one of the clinics will have a unique look at how to perform your best.
Boston Marathon Team Competition

Team Competition registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon opens on Thursday, March 1, and concludes on Friday, March 30.
Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards

To qualify for the Boston Marathon, athletes must meet time standards which correspond to age and gender. The qualifying window for the 2019 Boston Marathon opened on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The qualifying times for the 123rd Boston Marathon remain unchanged from recent years and can be viewed by clicking the button below.
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Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events.

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