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Event Information: Military Programs

Military programs supported by the B.A.A. at the Boston Marathon

Members of the US Military continue to play a big role in B.A.A. Events. Dozens of marchers are among the first to proceed down the Boston Marathon course every year, and with bib numbers on their chests and boots on their feet they elicit some of the biggest cheers of the day. This march will continue in future Boston Marathons. If you’d like to march, or for more information on the program, please e-mail the B.A.A. at

Also, since 2005, thousands of United States armed forces personnel stationed overseas have participated in “shadow” versions of the Boston Marathon, running the marathon distance on or around Patriots’ Day. Whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or on a ship at sea, the B.A.A. has proudly provided Boston Marathon start and finish banners, bibs, tee shirts, medals, and finisher certificates for participants in these shadow marathons.

If you would like to host a shadow run at a military base for the upcoming Boston Marathon, please e-mail the B.A.A. at

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