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Participant Information

The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

DivisionStart time
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. ET
Men's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. ET
Women's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:19 a.m. ET
Handcycles & Duos 9:22 a.m. ET
Elite Women* 9:32 a.m. ET
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. ET
Wave Two 10:25 a.m. ET
Wave Three 10:50 a.m. ET
Wave Four 11:15 a.m. ET
2017 Boston Marathon Field Size 30,000

* Only women (open or masters) starting the race in the elite women's start at 9:32 a.m. are eligible for prize money.


All official entrants receive:

  • Admission to the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo.
  • Long sleeved t-shirt.
  • Bib number.
  • An official result from an electronically recorded official timing system.
  • Runner’s gear check.
  • Boston Marathon Official Program.
  • Complimentary ticket for the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner.
  • Complimentary transportation to the start.
  • Access to the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, providing entertainment, light refreshments, Poland Spring water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, ClifBar products, bagels, tenting, and portable toilets.
  • Poland Spring water and Gatorade Endurance Formula along the course.
  • First aid / medical facilities along the course and at the finish area.
  • Athlete tracking.
  • A finisher’s medal upon finishing the marathon before approximately 5:45 p.m. ET.
  • Massage.
  • Access to family meeting area.
  • Admission to the Awards Ceremony.
  • Complimentary ticket for the Post-Race Party.
  • Results postcard providing all 5km split information, official and net times.
  • Finishers' certificate (mailed during the summer).
  • Racers' Results Book (mailed over the summer).

All the information above is subject to change at any time

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