B.A.A. Half Marathon Participant Basics

  • Race Date: Sunday, October 13
  • Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Location: Franklin Park, Boston
  • Check the official entry list for the 2019 B.A.A. Half Marathon.
  • Please allow time for your name to appear on the list after registering for the event.
  • The B.A.A. has created three different 12-week training plans to prepare you for the B.A.A. Half Marathon
  • Be willing to adjust and adapt to your individual circumstances: work, school and home life, illness and injury.
  • The goal is to get to the starting line fit and ready to race your best.
  • 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.
  • The recommended way to arrive on race day is to use the official B.A.A. shuttle service.
  • Stay connected to the B.A.A. Half Marathon with the official B.A.A. App.
  • Get all the latest news, updates, and more.
  • 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 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.
  • Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at every other mile beginning at mile 2.
  • Gatorade Endurance Formula (newly formulated lemon-lime flavor) will be available at miles 6, 9, and 11.1.
  • Clif Shot Energy Gel will be available near mile 6.
  • Portable toilets will be located at the start/finish, and near each fluid station along the course.
  • Medical personnel will be available to give emergency care and attend to non-critical injuries at miles 0.7, 2.0, 4.5, 7.5, 11.2, 12.0, and the finish.
  • 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.
  • More information on how to sign up coming soon.
  • Official participants have three hours (3:00:00) net time to complete the race and be considered as an official finisher.
  • 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, 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 your bib on the front of your torso on your outer-most layer.
  • Results will be posted online after the race concludes.
  • 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.
  • There will be two distances, a 50-yard dash and a 300m run.
  • All participants will receive a bib number and participation award. be presented with a medal as they cross the B.A.A. Half Marathon Finish Line.
  • Pre-registration is free and is strongly encouraged.
  • Race day registration is also available on race morning.
  • 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.