Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116

AT&T Athlete Alerts

AT&T is once again proud to sponsor AT&T Athlete Alerts* at the Boston Marathon, which help friends and family keep tabs on the progress of registered runners in real time. Both text messages and email updates from the April 20 event can be sent directly to designated mobile phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses.

AT&T Athlete Alerts are courtesy of AT&T and the Boston Marathon and will be sent when the runner reaches the following marks:

  • 10-kilometer
  • Half marathon
  • 30-kilometer
  • 35-kilometer
  • 40-kilometer
  • Finish line

AT&T strongly encourage runners to register before race weekend. If the runner chooses to sign up during race weekend, please bring the phone numbers and/or e-mail 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 during expo hours to answer questions and provide AT&T Athlete Alerts registration assistance.

Download the free B.A.A. Marathon app to track up to 10 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 119 years of Boston Marathon history.  (Available on both iPhone and Android.)

* You will receive up to 8 texts per bib number. Message & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Text HELP for help. Available on participating carriers only. Privacy Policy at: .

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.