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Event Information: Volunteer

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Gloria and Skylar Webster talk about what it is like volunteering for the Boston Marathon:

2015 BOSTON MARATHON VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

If you have volunteered at the Boston Marathon before you know that being a volunteer is the best way to see the action close up, celebrate community, and that you get far more out of the experience than you put into it.

While we understand you will most likely never forget your time volunteering, we present each volunteer with:

  • A Boston Marathon commemorative pin.
  • The Boston Marathon adidas volunteer jacket. The volunteer jacket is a uniform with a strict operational purpose and cannot be purchased, however, adidas generously allows each volunteer to keep this beloved piece to be taken home and celebrated for years to come.
  • Each volunteer over the age of 21 receives complimentary entry to the Post-Race Party, offering another way to share and celebrate your volunteer accomplishments with other members of the Boston Marathon community.
  • Volunteers are also welcome and encouraged to attend the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston during race weekend.

Please click here for more information on registering for the upcoming Boston Marathon.

B.A.A. Moment 6

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.