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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.


While basking in your post-race accomplishment, there will be food and beverages for your enjoyment, and live entertainment from MIX 104.1, Boston’s Best Variety.


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


The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. The top five overall finishers and push rim wheelchair division winners will receive customized B.A.A. Half Marathon awards. Age group awards will be based on net time within the following age divisions:

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

Separately and by mail, age group awards will be mailed following results verification. They will not be distributed on-site. Team awards will also be mailed for the following categories: Overall, 40-and-older, 50-and-older, and 60-and-older.


A total of $38,400 in prize money will be awarded equally to men and women based on the time from the starting gun (not by net time).

1st $6,000 $300 $500
2nd $4,000 $200 $300
3rd $2,500 $100 $200
4th $1,500
5th $1,000 Masters division runners are eligible for
6th $800 both overall prize money awards and
7th $600 masters division prize money awards.
8th $500
9th $400
10th $300

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

In 1966, Bobbi Gibb was the first female to run the Boston Marathon.