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Participant Information: John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo

2015 John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and Boston Marathon Bib Number Pick-Up

John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

Friday, April 17, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (tentative times)
Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (tentative times)
Sunday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (tentative times)

The John B. Hynes Convention Center is located in Boston, within the Back Bay area. The "T" stop is Hynes Convention Center on the Green Line.

All runners are mailed a Bib Number Pick-up card, printed with individual runner's bib number. YOUR BIB NUMBER PICK-UP CARD AND A PHOTO I.D. ARE REQUIRED TO PICK UP YOUR BIB NUMBER! Please verify the accuracy of all personal information on your card when you receive it in the mail. If any changes need to be made, please e mail registration@baa.org or make a photocopy of the card, mark the corrections, and mail to:

B.A.A. Corrections
One Ash St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748-1897

To pick up your bib number, bring your card to:
John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

EXPO MAP

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Please be prepared to show your photo I.D. If you have lost your card, a duplicate will be issued upon presentation of a photo I.D. Special tables will be set up in the Number Pick-up area for this purpose. After you receive your bib number, you will be directed to pick up your T-shirt and race packet.

We are requiring that all participants claim their own bib number at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo during normal expo hours.

  • Friends or family will not be allowed to claim your bib number for you.
  • The official bib that is assigned to you by the B.A.A. for the 2015 Boston Marathon must be visible at all times while on/in B.A.A. buses and other B.A.A. vehicles; entering, and in, the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton; in the start area corrals and start area; on the race course; and in the finish area in Boston.
  • Your bib number may not be altered or copied in any way and may not be transferred to another participant or another B.A.A. event.
  • Absolutely no marathon bib numbers will be available for pick-up on race day, Monday, April 20.
  • Runners’ T-shirts will be packed into your race packet.
  • After you pick up your number you will be directed to tables that indicate the T-shirt sizes (Womens: S - XL; Men's: S - XL).

 

All of the above information is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.