AT&T

AT&T

AT&T is once again proud to sponsor the AT&T Athlete Alert Program at the Boston Marathon, which helps friends and family keep tabs on the progress of registered runners in real time. Both SMS (text messages) and email updates from the April 21st event can be sent directly to designated mobile phone numbers and/or email addresses. Updates are courtesy of AT&T and the Boston Marathon and will be sent when the runner reaches the 10-kilometer, half marathon and 30-kilometer marks, and from the finish line.

We strongly encourage runners to register before race weekend. More information and registration can be found at www.baa.org. If the runner chooses to sign up during race weekend, please bring the phone numbers and/or email addresses with you to Bib Number Pick-up. Representatives will be available in the Number Pick-Up area at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo on Friday, April 18th, from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 19th, from 9:00a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 20th, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. to answer questions and provide AT&T Athlete Alert registration assistance.

Download the free B.A.A. Marathon app to track up to ten runners, easily view key race information, tour the race course, and share your race experience on social media. Also, learn about the world-class athletes in the John Hancock Elite Athlete Program, and peruse the rich history of the Boston Marathon for past champions, course records, and race synopses from 117 years of Boston Marathon history. Available on both iPhone and Android.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.