B.A.A. Half Marathon Participant Basics

2019 b.a.a. half marathon participant guide

RACE DATE AND LOCATION
  • Sunday, October 13 - Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Franklin Park, Boston
PARTICIPANT GUIDE
  • To download a copy of this year's Participant Guide, click the image.
ENTRY LIST
  • Check the official entry list for the 2019 B.A.A. Half Marathon.
BIB NUMBERS
  • U.S. residents will be mailed their bib number and race information prior to the event.
  • International residents (including Canada) claim their bib number at the Athlete Services Tent 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 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 halfregistration@baa.org, or visit the Athlete Services Tent near the start area between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on race day.
TRANSPORTATION
  • The recommended way to arrive on race day is to use the official B.A.A. shuttle service.
DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL APP
  • Stay connected to the B.A.A. Half Marathon with the official B.A.A. App.
GEAR CHECK
  • Entrants can check belongings at a designated location near the start.
  • Bags will be provided and belongings must be claimed following the race.
  • Please use the gear tag affixed to your bib number to help us identify your bag once the race has concluded.
  • Please do not check valuables.
  • The B.A.A. is not responsible for lost items.
THE COURSE
  • The 13.1-mile, rolling course is an out-and-back route along the Emerald Necklace park system, beginning and ending at White Stadium in Franklin Park.
AT&T ATHLETE ALERTS
  • The B.A.A. is proud to bring AT&T Athlete Alerts to the B.A.A. Half Marathon!
  • With live updates from the five-mile and ten-mile marks, your biggest fans will be able to track your progress as you run along the Emerald Necklace park system.
  • As you cross the finish line at White Stadium, your net time will be sent to family and friends near and far.
TIMING AND SCORING
  • Official participants have three hours (3:00:00) net time to complete the race.
  • Roads and paths along the route will begin to reopen to traffic prior to the conclusion of timing and scoring, and those remaining on the course will be directed off the roadways and on to walkways by local police.
  • An electronic timing system will enable you to receive your net 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 and timed.
  • Only those whose cross the finish line within three hours net time (3:00:00) will be considered an official finisher.
  • Wear your bib on the front of your torso on your outer-most layer.
  • The finish line will close at approximately 11:20 a.m.
  • Results will be posted online after the race concludes.
YOUTH RACES
  • Kids up to 14 years old may compete in races on the track in White Stadium, finishing at the B.A.A. Half Marathon Finish Line.
POST-RACE
  • At the finish, volunteers will direct you to the refreshment areas, the medical tent (if necessary), and the finishers’ medals.
  • Official race shirts will be given out to runners before and after the race.
  • Post-Race Refreshments b.good will be in the finish area serving burgers and smoothies to all race participants.
  • Additional refreshments will be offered to participants. 
  • Custom medals will be distributed to all finishers beyond the finish line.
  • Those who have completed all three races in the B.A.A. Distance Medley (5K, 10K, Half Marathon) will be identified by their bib and will receive a special Distance Medley medal.
  • The awards ceremony, featuring the top five overall finishers and wheelchair division winners, will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m.
  • Age group awards will be mailed following results verification.