Boston Marathon

race information

race information

The 125th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021.


Search for participants entered in the in-person 125th Boston Marathon

The Expo

Pick up your bib number, attend a seminar, and shop at over 200 vendors at the Boston Marathon Expo.

Party Time

Join us at Boston Marathon Restaurant Week and the Mile 27 Boston Marathon Post-Race Celebration, presented by Samuel Adams.

Gear Check

On race morning, participants may check their plastic finish area gear bag at a designated gear check area.

Allowable Items

Learn more about the Allowable and Prohibited items list to make sure you are prepared for race day.

Bus To Start

The recommended way to get to the start line in Hopkinton is to take the official B.A.A. Buses

Start Area

Buses from Boston will drop official entrants off at the Start Area.

Finish Area

Once you cross that famous finish line, learn what to expect after the race.



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Official entrants in the Boston Marathon may register for the Team Competition.

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  • Admission to the Boston Marathon Expo
  • Long sleeved tech shirt by adidas
  • Bib number
  • An official result from an electronically recorded official timing system
  • Participant Gear Check bag
  • Boston Marathon Official Program
  • Complimentary transportation to the start
  • Poland Spring Natural Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula along the course
  • Medical facilities along the course and at the finish area
  • Athlete tracking
  • A finisher’s medal upon finishing the marathon (to be considered an official finisher, you must cross the finish line on Boylston Street prior to finish mats being removed)
  • Massage
  • Family meeting area
  • Complimentary ticket for the Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams
  • Finisher’s certificate (for official finishers only, mailed during the summer)
  • Results book (mailed in the months following the event)