Media Credential Applications
  • The media credential application window for the 2019 Boston Marathon is expected to open February, 2019.
  • For further information, please contact Chris Conley at
Media News Access Guidelines Applicable to Non-Rights Holding Organizations
  • All credentialed media members must adhere to the 2018 Boston Marathon Media News Access Guidelines.
  • 2019 Boston Marathon Guidelines coming soon.
Video Footage Guidelines
  • Any footage of the Boston Marathon captured by runners or spectators is for personal and non-commercial use only.
  • Any Boston Marathon footage for personal use shall not include any distribution for such purpose as to charge money, collect fees, the promotion or marketing of any goods or services, or to receive any form of remuneration.
  • Boston Marathon footage (for personal use) shall not be used in advertising and shall not be resold, relicensed, or sub-licensed.
  • The Boston Athletic Association will not be liable for any third-party claims or incidental, consequential, or other damages arising out of this personal use of Boston Marathon footage.
  • The B.A.A. prohibits the wearing of action cameras such as GoPros while running in the Boston Marathon.
  • WBZ-TV is the official local broadcaster, and NBC Sports is the official national television network of the 2018 Boston Marathon.
  • The B.A.A. distributes media credentials and provides access to controlled areas to a limited number of photo journalists for the sole purpose of reporting on the Boston Marathon through the media.
  • Photo journalists and representatives of media outlets who apply for and receive media credentials within B.A.A. controlled areas, such as the start, on the course, from lead vehicles, and at the finish, agree to preserve the integrity of their captured images, not altering the image and not allowing the content of their work to be appreciably altered in any way, such as the scrubbing of event or sponsor logos, without the written permission of the Boston Athletic Association.
  • Captured images should also not be used for commercial purposes (such as in advertisements or promotional material) other than for reporting news related to the event.
Media Credential Pick-Up & Race Week Media Room Hours

Located in the State Suite - lower level - at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston MA

  • Coming soon
Race Day Press Room Hours
  • The press room hours are from 6:00 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET.
  • The main press rooms are located in the Oval and Venetian rooms at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel at 138 Saint James Avenue, Boston, MA.
  • Only media that have received a press credential from the Boston Marathon are allowed within the Race Day Press Room.
Abbott World Marathon Majors
  • The Abbott World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and New York City Marathon.
  • The organizers of these events are united in their effort to advance the sport, raise awareness of its elite athletes, and increase of the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.


  • For Boston Marathon, and other Boston Athletic Association media information, please contact