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Participant Information: Pre-race Information

What you need to know before the race

SCHEDULE

TIMEEVENT
6:30 - 7:45 a.m. Shuttle Service To Start
7:45 a.m. Roads close within Franklin Park
8:30 a.m. START OF B.A.A. HALF MARATHON
10:15 a.m. Post-race refreshments & entertainment
10:30 a.m. Return shuttle service commences
10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m. Course closes & official timing concludes
12:00 p.m. Finish area and facilities close
12:30 p.m. Return shuttle service ends

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.

BAGGAGE CHECK

  • Entrants can check belongings at a designated location near the start.
  • 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 bag or a 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 on Pierpont Road to indicate your start position by bib number.
  • 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 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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