The best way to get to the start line in Franklin Park is the use the B.A.A. shuttle service
  • The B.A.A. will provide shuttle bus service from three locations that will drop runners off at Franklin Park near the intersection of Humboldt Avenue and Seaver Street (less than a quarter-mile from the start area). 
  • Locations:
    • Channel Center Garage/Necco St Garage (116 West First St, Boston, MA / 10 Necco St, Boston, MA) 
    • JFK/UMASS MBTA Station (Red Line) 
    • Forest Hills MBTA Station (Orange Line)
  • Parking in these designated garages is free. Signage and volunteers will be on site to assist. 
  • Shuttle service pre-race will run from 5:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. (last shuttle is expected to leave garages by 7:00 a.m. - ARRIVE EARLY!) 
  • Return shuttles after the race will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • A drop-off location is located at North Peabody Circle, which is near the South entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo and near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue, Columbia Road, and Franklin Park Road. 
  • Roads within Franklin Park will close by 6:45 a.m. and drop off access near the start line will be blocked. 
  • If you plan to be dropped off on race morning, please plan to arrive no later than 6:45 a.m.
  • Runner drop off and pick up at Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue will remain open. 
  • Parking is not permitted at this location.
  • Garage at 100 Clarendon is the official parking garage of the B.A.A. Half Marathon.
  • The garage is located next to the Back Bay MBTA Station, with Orange Line access to Forest Hills (one of the shuttle stops to the start area). 
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