Boston Marathon

race information

race information

The 129th Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 21, 2025.

129th Boston Marathon Registration

Qualifier registration for the 129th Boston Marathon will open in September, 2024.


Search for participants entered in the 128th Boston Marathon.

Gear Check

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

Bus To Start

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

Allowable Items

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

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.

What To Do Over Boston Marathon Race Weekend

The Expo

Pick up your bib number, stop by the adidas Boston Marathon shop, and engage with our official Boston Marathon Sponsors and Licensees at the Boston Marathon Expo.

Fan Fest

Boston Marathon Fan Fest presented by DICK'S is the place to soak in the race-week atmosphere and have fun as you gear up for race day.

Party Time

Join us at the Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams in City Hall Plaza.

Finish Line Entertainment

Join us at the Finish Line throughout Marathon Weekend for meet and greets and other entertainment.



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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
  • Discounted ticket for the Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams
  • Digital Finisher’s Certificate
  • Digital Results Book