What to expect at the Finish Line
AT THE FINISH
At the finish, walking along Boylston Street, volunteers will direct you to:
- Medical support: two complete and staffed medical tent facilities will be at the finish. The B.A.A. is not responsible for race-related injuries and athletes are responsible for individual expenses incurred. Only runners needing medical attention will be allowed to enter the medical areas.
- Poland Spring Water, Finisher Medals, Heatsheet® Warmth Retention Cape, Gatorade Endurance Formula, Clif Bar, Food Bags, Poland Spring Water, Gatorade Recovery Beverage and additional products.
- NOTE: You do not need to return your bib/timing device. It is yours to keep.
- There will be two locations for you to exit from the Boylston Street finish area to the Family Meeting Area, shown on the map above. Travel east from the Finish Line up Boylston Street, then right onto Berkeley Street, exiting either (1) right on St. James Avenue or (2) right on Stuart Street. If you use the Gear Check on Boylston Street, after retrieving your bag you will still need to exit following the path described above.
FAMILY MEETING AREA
Arrange to meet friends or family in the Family Meeting Area located off of the finish area exits on Berkeley Street at St. James Avenue and Stuart Streets. The Family Meeting Area is located on St. James Avenue and Stuart Street from Clarendon Street to Berkeley Street. Alphabetically lettered signs will be posted, enabling your supporters to meet at the sign containing the first letter of your last name.
Look for AT&T’s Communication Centers in the Family Meeting Area. At each of these stations, you will be able to make a complimentary call to your friends and family. These stations make for an easy designated post-race meeting location for you and your supporters.
Remember that collecting your medal, fluids, and refreshments may take considerable time. Please advise your friends and family accordingly and ask them to be patient. Due to road closures, inform your friends that they will not be able to drive vehicles close to the finish area.
NOTE: Limited transportation from Boston to both parking areas in Hopkinton will be available after the race at no charge. Buses will leave between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm. from the corner of Stanhope and Clarendon streets. You must show your bib number upon boarding.
All of the above information is subject to change