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Event Information: Volunteer

Boston Marathon Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Boston Marathon Volunteer Program!

Volunteer Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon and B.A.A. 5K is closed except for applicants with specific instructions.

We are still accepting applications from HAM Radio Operators and Licensed Massage Therapists.



In the months leading up to the 2016 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. is recognizing truly outstanding volunteer groups that are part of what make B.A.A. races, including the Boston Marathon, such community-driven events. We invite you to take a few moments to learn more about these recognized groups and they great work they do! Thank you to all volunteer groups!

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.