All participants taking public transportation on race day should give themselves extra time to arrive, and be aware of any MBTA services changes. For more information, CLICK HERE  
Getting to Franklin Park by Bus
  • The recommended way to get to the start line in Franklin Park is to use the B.A.A. shuttle service from Copley Square or Forest Hills MBTA
  • The B.A.A. will provide shuttle bus service to and from the start at Franklin Park.
  • There is no parking within Franklin Park on race day. The B.A.A. will provide free, round-trip shuttles from Copley Square in downtown Boston to the start/finish area in Franklin Park from 5:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
  • Copley Square is located just steps from the Green Line (Copley Square Station) and Orange Line (Back Bay Station).
  • We recommend parking at 100 Clarendon Street Garage, which is just two blocks away from the shuttle pick-up at Copley Square.
  • Additional parking is available on nearby streets.
  • A shuttle will also run from the Forest Hills Orange Line stop from 5:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • After the race, shuttles will continuously run back to the Forest Hills Station and Copley Square until 12:00 p.m.
  • Due to Massachusetts State Law regarding school buses without seatbelts, we are unable to allow those under the age of 4 years old on the shuttle buses.
  • We will not have the capacity for strollers, luggage, or other additional large items on the shuttle buses.
  • See map below of Copley Square bus loading:
Rideshare/Personal Vehicle DROP-OFF INFORMATION
  • A drop-off location is located at Walnut Ave and School Street.
  • 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.
  • 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 (located approximately one mile from the start area at Franklin Park).
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*Locations and timing of shuttles are subject to change