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Participant Information: Participant Information Brochure

What you need to know for race day

U.S. residents have been mailed their bib number and race information brochure. In addition, you can view a PDF of the brochure from the button below:

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International residents may pick up their bib numbers in the Registration Tent on race morning between 7:00 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. A photo ID is required.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.