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The recommended way to get to the start in Hopkinton on race morning is by using the official B.A.A. buses.
Buses from Boston and Hopkinton parking areas will drop you off at Hopkinton High/Middle School, where you will enter the Athletes’ Village, a large staging area where you will have time to relax and stretch.
The B.A.A. uses a timing tag attached to the back of your bib number to score. Athletes have six hours from the time the last starter crosses the finish line to complete the race.
Once you've completed your journey from Hopkinton to Boston, learn what to expect at the finish line area.