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Participant Information

The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

DivisionStart timeapprox no. of entrants
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. 50
Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. 70 + 6 Duos
Handcycles 9:22 a.m. 18
Elite Women* 9:32 a.m. 40
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. TBD
Additional Waves TBD TBD

All Times Eastern. All of the above times and number of entrants are subject to change.

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

ATHLETE AMENITIES

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, PowerBar, bagels, tenting, and portable toilets.
  • Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon/lime flavor) 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 6:10 p.m.
  • Baggage and dressing area (no showers).
  • 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.
  • Finisher’s certificate (mailed during the summer).
  • Results book (mailed over the summer).

 

All the information above is subject to change at any time

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.