B.A.A. 10K PARTICIPANT BASICS
BIB NUMBER INFORMATION
- U.S. residents will be mailed their bib number and race information prior to the event.
- International residents (including Canada) may claim their bib number at the Athlete Services Tent near the start area between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on race day.
- If you misplace your bib, or it gets damaged, a replacement bib will be issued at the Athlete Services Tent near the start area between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on race day.
- A valid government issued photo ID is required to claim or replace your bib number.
- Only registered participants may claim bib number.
- Check that your registration information is correctly imprinted upon your bib number.
- Do not fold or forcefully bend your bib number.
- The timing and scoring device is affixed to the back of your bib number and should not be removed from the bib.
- Please wear your bib number on the front of your torso on your outer-most layer.
- Bib numbers cannot be refunded, deferred, or transferred.
- If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged, please call the B.A.A. Registration Office at (508) 435-6905, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Athlete Services Tent near the start area between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on race day.
- Athletes can claim their participant shirt race day at the Shirt Distribution Tent, which is located on Boston Common by the start/finish area.
- Shirt distribution will only be available race day between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on race day.
- Athletes may claim their shirt before or after their race.
- Athletes are required to show their bib number to claim their participant shirt.
- Shirt are not mailed to athletes.
- Shirt sizes are unisex and sizes are not guaranteed.
GETTING TO BOSTON COMMON
|MBTA STATIONS||For a complete map and schedule, please visit www.mbta.com.
Chinatown is the closest Orange Line station.
Boylston and Arlington stations are also nearby stops on the Green Line.
|PARKING||The B.A.A. recommends that B.A.A. 10K runners park at the Garage at 100 Clarendon in Boston’s Back Bay.
On-street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and Back Bay is available, but limited.
|DROP-OFF/PICK-UP||Please note that Charles Street will close at 5:00 a.m. and drop-off access near the start line will be blocked.
If you plan on being dropped off on race morning, please plan to do so on Beacon, Boylston, Tremont, or other nearby streets.
- Gear check is available near the start area on Boston Common.
- You must use the plastic bag provided by the B.A.A. to check your belongings.
- Use the gear check tag affixed to your bib number to identify your bag once the race has concluded.
- Do not check valuables.
- The B.A.A. is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
- The start line is on Charles Street between the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common.
- Athletes will be seeded according to their expected pace-per-mile.
- Signs will be positioned near the start area to indicate your start position.
- The timing and scoring system will begin recording your time once you cross the starting line.
- Your net time will be your official time.
- Youth Races on Boston Common give young and aspiring runners the chance to experience the fun and excitement of the B.A.A. 10K in shorter races designed with them in mind.
- Children will be grouped by age and have the opportunity to race without the pressure of competition.
- Children 14 years old and younger may enjoy activities, and also compete in races.
- The race distances will depend on the age of the participants.
- The cost is free, and all participants receive a bib number and participation award.
TIMING & RESULTS
- An electronic timing system will enable you to receive your net time, which will be your official time.
- The timing and scoring tag will be affixed to the back of your bib, and must not be bent, creased, or cracked for you to be scored, timed, and to appear among the results as an official finisher.
- Wear bib number on the front of your torso on your outer-most layer.
- Results will be posted online after the race concludes at www.baa.org.
- To be recognized as an official finisher, you must complete the event within the allotted time of two hours from the time the last athlete crosses the start line (approximately 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.).
- A total of $48,500 in prize money will be awarded equally to men and women based on the time from the starting gun (not by net time).
- Age group winners will be notified after the race regarding their prize.
- An awards ceremony for the top five open men and women, and the top male and female wheelchair athlete, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on race day.
ALONG THE COURSE
|FLUID STATIONS||Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at every mile.
Lemon Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available at Mile 4.
|PORTABLE TOILETS||For your convenience, an ample number of portable toilets will be placed near the start/finish area before and after the race.
Please use these units.
Participants are requested to respect the surrounding private and public property by using the portable toilets provided.
Portable toilets will be placed along the course at every water station.
|DROP-OUT & PROHIBITED ITEMS||Athletes unable to finish the race may stop at the medical facility at the turn-around point along the course for assistance and direction.
Sweep vans will follow the race, picking up runners unable to finish the course.
For safety reasons, strollers, in-line skates, skateboards (and similar vehicles of any kind), and animals are not permitted.
The use of headphones is permitted but discouraged.
|COURSE CLOCKS AND MILE SIGNAGE||Digital clocks, positioned at every mile and at the finish line, will indicate the unofficial time from the starter’s gun.|
|THE FINISH||At the finish, you will receive your finisher’s medal.
Volunteers will then direct you to the refreshment areas for Gatorade, Poland Spring Water, and other refreshments, as well as t-shirt pick-up.
|MEDICAL||Medical personnel will be on site for emergency care as well as to attend to critical and non-critical injuries.|
|PHOTOGRAPHY||MarathonFoto is the official photographer of the B.A.A. 10K.
Each entrant will receive an email following the race with details regarding the purchase of event photographs.