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Participant Information: Pre-race Information

What you need to know before the race

BIB NUMBER & T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

  • Runners will have their bib numbers mailed to their address before the race. 
  • There will not be bib distribution on the day of the race.
  • Please check that your registration information is correctly imprinted upon your bib
  • International Residents Only : Your bib numbers will be available on race-day at the Information Booth
  • Please do not fold, crease, or forcefully bend your bib.
  • The timing and scoring device is affixed to the back of your bib, and should not be damaged or removed from the bib.
  • If your bib number appears damaged, please call the B.A.A. Registration Office at 508-435-6905 or send an e-mail detailing the necessary correction to halfregistration@baa.org.
  • Official race shirts will be given out to runners before and after the race.

BAGGAGE CHECK

  • Entrants can check belongings at a designated location near the start.
  • Clear bags will be provided and belongings must be claimed following the race.
  • Please use the baggage tag affixed to your bib number to help us identify your bag once the race has concluded.
  • You may use your own clear bag or a clear plastic bag provided by the B.A.A. to check your belongings.
  • Please do not check valuables.

THE START

  • In order to ease course congestion, a multiple pulsed start program will be implemented.
  • Runners will be seeded according to their bib numbers.
  • Signs will be positioned in the start area to indicate your start position by bib number and expected pace per mile.
  • The timing and scoring system will begin recording your time once you cross the starting line.
  • Your net time will be your official time.

All information above is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.