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Participant Information: Post Race Information

What to expect after the race


At the finish, volunteers will direct you to the refreshment areas, the medical tent (if necessary), and for official participants who finish by 11:00 a.m., the finishers’ medals.


Official race shirts will be given out to runners before and after the race.


Medical facilities will be available at the finish. The B.A.A. is not responsible for event-related injuries, and athletes are responsible for individual expenses incurred. Only runners needing medical attention will be allowed to enter the medical tent.


b.good will be in the finish area serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and veggie burgers to all race participants. The b.good zone will be in addition to other refreshments offered.


  • An electronic timing system will enable you to receive your net time, which will be your official time.
  • The timing and scoring tag will be affixed to the back of your bib, and must not be bent, creased, or cracked for you to be scored, timed, and to appear among the results as an official finisher.
  • Timing will conclude two hours, 30 minutes following the start.
  • Roads and paths along the route will begin to re-open to traffic prior to the conclusion of timing and scoring, and those remaining on the course will be directed off the roadways and on to walkways by local police.
  • Results will be posted Sunday afternoon on and


Custom medals will be distributed to all finishers beyond the finish line. Those who have completed all three races in the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley (5K, 10K, Half Marathon) will be identified by their bib and will receive an additional medal to recognize their achievement.


  • $55,800 will be distributed to the top 10 runners overall, the top three in the masters division, and the top three in the push rim wheelchair division.
  • Prize money awards are equal for men and women.
  • Prize money distribution is based upon gun time results for overall, masters division and push rim wheelchair division.
  • A review of the results will occur prior to the awards ceremony and prize money disbursements.
  • Decisions of the race referee and jury of appeal are final and cannot be contested.
  • The awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Boston’s Franklin Park. Award winners are requested to be present to receive their awards.
  • Drug testing will be performed at the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Please see below for full details.
1st $10,000 $300 $500
2nd $6,000 $200 $300
3rd $4,000 $100 $200
4th $2,500
5th $1,200
6th $1,000
7th $600
8th $500
9th $400
10th $300

  • Masters division competitors are defined as 40 years old and older.
  • Masters division runners are eligible for both overall prize money awards and masters division prize money awards.


New for 2014 , bonuses for event record times established at B.A.A. Distance Medley events will be $5,000 for the B.A.A. 5K, $7,500 for the B.A.A. 10K, and $10,000 for the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Boston Marathon event record bonuses will continue to be provided through John Hancock’s sponsorship of the Boston Marathon. In addition, a runner who wins three of those four events in 2014 will be awarded $50,000. Only the single highest bonus will be awarded to a runner.


  • Win three of the four events $50,000
  • Win two of the four events $20,000
  • Place in the top two in three of the four events $10,000
  • Place in the top three in three of the four events $5,000

* Includes finishes in the Boston Marathon.


B.A.A. 5K B.A.A. 10K B.A.A. Half Marathon Boston Marathon
$5,000 $7,500 $10,000 $25,000


The awards ceremony will present awards to the top 5 overall male and female finishers and the top male and female wheelchair finisher.

Age group award winners (scored by net time) will have an adidas gift card mailed to them following the race and after results have been verified. Awards will be given to the first, second and third place finishers in the following age-groups for both men and women:

  • 14-19 years old
  • 20-24 years old
  • 25-29 years old
  • 30-34 years old
  • 35-39 years old
  • 40-44 years old
  • 45-49 years old
  • 50-54 years old
  • 55-59 years old
  • 60-64 years old
  • 65-69 years old
  • 70-74 years old
  • 75-79 years old
  • 80 years old and older


The event will engage the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), in accordance with the International Standards of Doping Control, to test selected athletes who earn prize money. Athletes who participate in the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon may be subject to drug testing in accordance with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol). USADA will be responsible for conducting comprehensive drug testing, as well as the adjudication of positive findings. Athletes with positive drug test results will have their cases adjudicated according to the USADA Protocol and will be penalized, if appropriate, according to applicable IAAF or World Anti Doping Agency rules. Such penalties may include, but not be limited to, a period of ineligibility from competition, as well as disqualification from past competitions and cancellation of awards and prizes previously awarded. Any substance taken by an athlete is at his/her own risk and may results in a positive sample. BEWARE: some nutritional supplements, prescription, cold medicines and over-the-counter medications contain prohibited substances. Information regarding specific drugs and substances may be obtained by calling the USADA Drug Reference Line at 1-800-233-0393, or by visiting or

All the information above is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.