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Participant Information: Expo and Bib Number Pick-Up

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


  • Number Pick-up and the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo will be located at the Seaport World Trade Center at 200 Seaport Boulevard in Boston, MA.
  • The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront (SL1) provides service between South Station and the Seaport WTC station.
  • For additional information regarding schedules and fares, please call the MBTA at 617-222-3200, or go to


  • Friday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*To pick up your bib number, please enter on the third floor level of the Seaport World Trade Center.


  • To contact show management about becoming an exhibitor at the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo, please click HERE.


  • All participants must claim their own bib number.
  • Friends and family will NOT be allowed to claim your bib number.
  • Your bib number pick-up card and government issued photo ID is required to claim your bib number.
  • All runners are mailed a Bib Number Pick-up card, printed with individual runner's 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 or make a photocopy of the card, mark the corrections, and mail to: B.A.A. Corrections, One Ash St., Hopkinton, MA 01748-1897.
  • Please be prepared to show your government issued photo I.D.
  • After you receive your bib number, you will be directed to pick up your T-shirt and race packet.


Your official race bib number has important information printed on it and, therefore, it is critical for it to be clearly displayed on the front of your torso during the entire race.

  • Bib numbers are not transferable or exchangeable - No one else may wear your bib number.
  • Do not alter, fold, cover, or reproduce the bib number in any way.
  • Fill in necessary medical and emergency contact information on the reverse side of your bib number.
  • Do not go back on any part of the race course, and do not cross the finish line twice.
  • The B.A.A. asks participants not to post close-up pictures of their bib number on social media before the race to avoid fraudulent bib duplication.
  • If an athlete is found to have duplicated a bib number, or if his/her bib number has been duplicated by another party, the athlete will be subject to disqualification.
  • Upon receiving a bib number by way of qualifying, as a guest, or as a fundraiser for charity, the athlete takes sole responsibility for their bib number.
  • The B.A.A. will disqualify anyone found to have duplicated a bib number, or been the source of a duplicated bib number.


  • The Boston Marathon Runner Seminar Series is a weekend series of panelists covering a wide range of Boston Marathon topics and themes.
  • From details on how to run your best race, to fascinating stories into the people who have enriched its history, the Seminar Series annually leaves guests informed and inspired.
  • A full series schedule will be coming soon.


  • Security personnel reserve the right to check any bags that are brought into the Expo.
  • The official bib that is assigned to you by the B.A.A. for the 2018 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. Any individual who violates this rule will not be allowed to participate.
  • Absolutely no marathon bib numbers will be available for pick-up on race day, Monday, April 16.
  • 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

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Expo and Bib Number Pick-Up

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