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Participant Information: Wave and Corral Information

Based on bib number, find your village exit time, corral and wave information

ATHLETES' VILLAGE

Buses from Boston and Hopkinton parking areas drop off at Hopkinton High/Middle School, where you will enter the Athletes’ Village (see map below), a large staging area where you will have time to relax and stretch. Runners may go from one section to another. Entertainment, light refreshments, Poland Spring water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, PowerBar, bagels, tenting, and portable toilets all will be available. Only official runners and credentialed volunteers will be allowed to enter the Village. You must show your bib number upon entering. In order to exit the Village and enter the corrals in an efficient and orderly fashion, runners will leave the Athletes’ Village according to their assigned wave, bib number, and corral assignment, and will be directed down Grove Street to Main Street.

NOTE: Your starting corral is printed beneath your runner's number on your bib. It can also be found on your Number Pick-up Card and Gear Check Tag. Please do not stop along the way.

 

EXIT TO CORRALS

The schedule of release from the Athletes’ Village is as follows:

WAVEBIB COLORCORRALSEXIT VILLIAGESTART TIME
1 1 - 3
4 - 6
7 - 9
9:05 a.m.
9:10 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
2 1 - 3
4 - 6
7 - 9
9:50 a.m.
9:55 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:25 a.m.
3 1 - 3
4 - 6
7 - 9
10:25 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
10:35 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
4 1 - 3
4 - 6
7 - 9
10:50 a.m.
10:55 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:25 a.m.

CORRAL CHART

  • The break between Wave 1 (10:00 a.m.) and Wave 2 (10:25 a.m.) is 3:12:52.
  • The break between Wave 2 and Wave 3 (11:00 a.m.) is 3:33:34.
  • All remaining qualifiers are in Wave 3. Wave 4 will start at (11:25 a.m.)

WAVE 1 BIB COLOR                       10:00 A.M. START                     

CORRAL NUMBERBIB NUMBERS
1 101 - 999
2 1,000 - 1,999
3 2,000 - 2,999
4 3,000 - 3,999
5 4,000 - 4,999
6 5,000 - 5,999
7 6,000 - 6,999
8 7,000 - 7,999
9 8,000 - 8,999

WAVE 2 BIB COLOR                       10:25 A.M. START                      

CORRAL NUMBERBIB NUMBERS
1 9,000 - 9,999
2 10,000 - 10,999
3 11,000 - 11,999
4 12,000 - 12,999
5 13,000 - 13,999
6 14,000 - 14,999
7 15,000 - 15,999
8 16,000 - 16,999
9 17,000 - 17,999

WAVE 3 BIB COLOR                      11:00 A.M. START                          

CORRAL NUMBERBIB NUMBERS
1 18,000 - 18,999
2 19,000 - 19,999
3 20,000 - 20,999
4 21,000 - 21,999
5 22,000 - 22,999
6 23,000 - 23,999
7 24,000 - 24,999
8 25,000 - 25,999
9 26,000 - 26,999

WAVE 4 BIB COLOR                       11:25 A.M. START                           

CORRAL NUMBERBIB NUMBERS
1 27,000 - 27,999
2 28,000 - 28,999
3 29,000 - 29,999
4 30,000 - 30,999
5 31,000 - 31,999
6 32,000 - 32,999
7 33,000 - 33,999
8 34,000 - 34,999
9 35,000+

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Runners will be lined up on Main Street only. Follow signs to your particular corral, which is located about .7-mile from the Athletes’ Village.
  • All runners are numbered according to qualifying times, facilitating a start and pace comparable to others with similar qualifying times. You may not move up to a lower number corral, but you may move back into a higher number corral within your wave, although we encourage all runners to line up in the corral they have been assigned.
  • Bib numbers are color-coded.
    - RED bibs (numbers 101-8,999) are assigned to Wave 1
    -
    WHITE bibs (numbers 9,000-17,999) are assigned to Wave 2
    -
    BLUE bibs (numbers 18,000-26,999) are assigned to Wave 3
    -
    YELLOW bibs (numbers 27,000-36,450) are assigned to Wave 4
    - See corral chart below
  • Please start in the corral and the Wave to which you have been assigned.
  • Your starting corral is printed beneath your runner's number on your bib.
  • You may move from your assigned Wave to a later Wave. For example, if you are assigned to Wave 1, you may move back to Wave 2, Wave 3, or Wave 4 in any corral EXCEPT the first corral in either Wave. However, you may NOT move to an earlier Wave. For example, you may not move from Wave 4 to Wave 3, from Wave 3 to Wave 2, or from Wave 2 to Wave 1. Violators are subject to penalties and/or disqualification.
  • Remain in your assigned area for the benefit of both yourself and other competitors. Please cooperate and play fair.
  • Measures will be taken to disallow unauthorized participants from starting within the official seeded sections. Official runners are asked to assist the marshals by reporting unauthorized participants who may have entered a corral. Only official runners with a B.A.A.-assigned bib number may enter a corral.
  • Cooperate with the marshals at the Athletes' Village, Start and Finish.
  • Runners will not be allowed to warm up in front of the starting line at any time.
  • Clothing left at the Athletes' Village, Start and Finish will be donated to charity.
  • For safety reasons, animals, strollers, in-line skates, skateboards and like vehicles of any kind are not permitted.
  • Although the B.A.A. discourages the use of iPods and headphones, they are allowed except for those athletes who declare themselves eligible for prize money.
  • Violators are subject to disqualification.
  • There are additional toilets in Hopkinton at the Athletes’ Village and in Colella’s Supermarket parking lot, which is at the center of town near the Start Corrals. Please use these units and NOT private property. Trespassing is illegal, and the law will be strictly enforced. Violators are subject to immediate disqualification and possible action by local law enforcement officials.

NOTE: Persons with disabilities will receive additional, special instructions by mail prior to April 1.

 

All the information above is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 6

1983 - Greg Meyer

in 1983 Greg Meyer won the Boston Marathon, and remains the last American to have won the men's open division. 

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